Introduction- Zach

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pobeditel
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Introduction- Zach

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To all Rangers and forum members,

I've been in the Army for just under 3 years, and I recently earned (P) as a SPC, 35P(Russian). I am currently a team leader, but I have zero combat experience. Now that I've been at my first duty station for over a year(OCONUS), I think I have a pretty good feel of the way things work here, and I really dislike it(the unit, not the duty station). I have never wanted to sit behind a desk all day and wither away. I see less motivation from the people I work with and the people I came here with each and every day and it drives me nuts. I don't feel like I'm part of a team here, I feel like I'm in a place where too many people have an inflated sense of self worth.

This leads me to say that I want to become a US Army Ranger.

I'm going to come at this life goal as objective as possible. My last APFT was my best so far, but still not great. I got a 286: PU-66, SU-82, and 2MI-13:22. I've rucked as much as 80 lbs(LLVI), but my best timed ruck was a little over 4 miles in 34 minutes with 35lbs. My last 5 mi. time was just under 37 minutes. I have a lot to work on, especially when it comes to push-ups and pull-ups. The most pull-ups I can do with good form is 8. I'm 74" and 181 lbs; tall and lanky. I'm head-strong and I have a ton of drive and confidence, but I need guidance, preparation, and humility to accomplish my goal. My wife would tell you that I am my own worst critic.

My wife is also a 35P and she is pursuing another opportunity that will give us both a chance to train together and become stronger Soldiers.

I've lurked around on these forums for the past few weeks and I've read a lot of great stories and introductions from other Rangers and forum members. I contacted a recruiter last week, but no word back just yet. I have a ton of questions about the Regiment, RASP, and Ranger school, but there is a time and place for that. I just want to say thank you to all the Rangers that participate in this forum, you provide so many awesome resources for Soldiers and civilians.

I'll be on here regularly, and I'm sure someone will let me know if I've missed anything. :mrgreen:
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Re: Introduction- Zach

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Welcome to the site.
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Re: Introduction- Zach

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Welcome to the site, Zach.

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Re: Introduction- Zach

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Thank you, Rangers.
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Welcome Zach, give everything you've got, every time you give and never, ever quit! RLTW
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Re: Introduction- Zach

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rangerjd wrote:Welcome Zach, give everything you've got, every time you give and never, ever quit! RLTW


Welcome Zach - TIMES Two what Rangerjd said.

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Re: Introduction- Zach

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Hello Rangers,

Just wanted to give a quick update:
Before I attempted to put in an application to be a Ranger, I applied for a SMU. I was fully accepted for that unit and will have to postpone my goal of becoming a Ranger, but I hope I'll have the opportunity to go to Ranger school. I bid you all farewell and hope that this site stays up as long as possible. There's endless amounts of information on here that can really help someone not be so damn clueless, like it did for me.

Thanks again!
Zach
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Re: Introduction- Zach

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Good luck in your continued service.
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