On This Date-The 45th Anniversary of Today's 2nd Ranger Battalion

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On This Date-The 45th Anniversary of Today's 2nd Ranger Battalion

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This week in Ranger History: Oct. 1, 1974, 2nd Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry is organized and located at Grey Army Airfield, Fort Lewis, Wash.

After the activation of 1st Battalion (Ranger), 75th Infantry, and recognizing the need for a highly trained and mobile reaction force, then Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Creighton Abrams, directed the activation of a second battalion size Ranger unit in the fall of 1973.

In February and March 1975, a group of cadre was trained at Fort Benning, Ga., and formed a solid core of leaders capable of instilling Ranger values and doctrine into the first volunteers of the Battalion. In April 1975, the Battalion conducted its first training event and progressed from individual to team, squad, platoon and company training, and culminated with an externally evaluated battalion Army Training and Evaluation Program in December 1975.

At the completion of the ARTEP, the Chief of Staff of the Army declared the 2d Ranger Battalion "world-wide deployable." this marked the start of a series of rigorous training events conducted worldwide and under varied environmental conditions. The "new era" of Ranger training began in 1980 and focused on special operations training.

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