Following operation “Urgent Fury”, in Grenada, the Department of the Army ordered the activation of the 3rd Battalion. In April 1984, a small cadre arrived at FT. Benning, GA to begin the selection process.
Rangers from all over the world were interviewed, selected and moved to FT. Benning. On October 3, 1984 at York Field, FT.Benning, GA, the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John O. Marsh, presented the colors and activated the 75th Ranger Regimental Headquarters and the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. The activation of the Regimental Headquarters and the 3rd Battalion marked the first time since World War II that such a large Ranger force had been activated.