NEED A RANGERS THOUGHTS!!

Questions and Answers about obtaining an Option 40 Contract and other routes to serving as a Ranger in the US Army.
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NEED A RANGERS THOUGHTS!!

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Hello Rangers its been a while and i am back with a question. I recently started talking to my recruiter and im going to MEPS next wed adn thurs, and i was looking into takin the 18x contract but decided against it, and then i was talking to my recruiter and his station commander about how i originally wanted to be a RANGER! and after picking out my MOS and all that fun stuff which would be 11x with airborne, the station commander told me how he has a friend or two that he could call to see if he could get my put into a Ranger Bat. to train under them and then apply for ranger school and rip and everything. so this sounded like a dream come true, but i was wondering if it would be worth it to do it or would it be a waste like them just bitching me around (which i have no problem with if it helps me become a ranger). but i was just wondering what you guys thought about this or if it happens all the time and im nothing special. ok thanks hope you guys can help.
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Ask for the "Option 40" in your contract. That's your avenue to a Ranger unit.
Then shut up and read, almost anything you will think of is already on these pages.
Post again after you get the Opt.40 but not before you learn how to properly use the personal pronoun for first person singular.
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Option 40 is your only guarantee.
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Tell them you want NOTHING but an Option 40 contract. PERIOD.

If you go the route that they are suggesting, you may never get to a batt.
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ok thanks rangers, the only reason i do not want to take the Option 40 contract is because i dont think i will be able to do the 5mile run by january. I got achilies tendonitis, and it really killed my running and i lost a lot of stamina, so i think i am going to need as much time as i can get to work myself back to an acceptable running condition so i dont look like a fool. but have you guys ever had some one come into a battalion and work out with you before they tried out for rip or applied for ranger school or anything like that?
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Rick9388 wrote:ok thanks rangers, the only reason i do not want to take the Option 40 contract is because i dont think i will be able to do the 5mile run by january. I got achilies tendonitis, and it really killed my running and i lost a lot of stamina, so i think i am going to need as much time as i can get to work myself back to an acceptable running condition so i dont look like a fool. but have you guys ever had some one come into a battalion and work out with you before they tried out for rip or applied for ranger school or anything like that?
You know son, there is another thread on these boards talking about excuses. You should read that then come back after you get your Option 40.

http://forum.armyranger.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50470" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Go there, read that, and either become a Ranger, or move out smartly.
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Rick9388 wrote: but have you guys ever had some one come into a battalion and work out with you before they tried out for rip or applied for ranger school or anything like that?
NO

You have to run in basic training regardless of which route you take. If you can run there, you can run in RIP.

don't wast the Regt's time. You are already a failure. You have already mind fucked yourself.

You either do it, or you don't. It's that fucking simple.
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He couldn't figure out how to capitalize "I" either. Guess he figures he's only worth little letters.

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Just fuck off.
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Ranger the fuck up or don't.
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Rick9388 wrote:ok thanks rangers, the only reason i do not want to take the Option 40 contract is because i dont think i will be able to do the 5mile run by january. I got achilies tendonitis, and it really killed my running and i lost a lot of stamina, so i think i am going to need as much time as i can get to work myself back to an acceptable running condition so i dont look like a fool. but have you guys ever had some one come into a battalion and work out with you before they tried out for rip or applied for ranger school or anything like that?

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