The Ranger Regiment

Who are The Ranger Regiment?

The Ranger Regiment consists of four Special Operations Capable battalions. These battalions are drawn from volunteers from across the Army, who are selected and trained to develop individual and collective robustness, maturity, emotional intelligence

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The Ranger Regiment is optimised to operate below the threshold of war alongside – and through – specialised partners to deliver operational-level insights and effects.

It can be authorised to operate beyond the remit of conventional forces, under greater secrecy, or with increased risk acceptance.

As the partner-centric component of Land Special Operations, ASOB will have roles in; sub-Threshold Peer Competition; countering Violent Extremist Organisations (C-VEO); countering asymmetric threats and enabling symmetric manoeuvre in conflict


Facts and Figures

The Ranger Regiment was formed on 1 December 2021. It is only the third regiment to be formed since World War Two.

  • Role: Operational Partnering
  • Specialism. Special Operations Capable
  • Selection process. Volunteers must pass the two-week ‘Ranger Assessment Cadre’ followed by a ten-week ‘All Arms Ranger Course’ before being considered for service in one of the Ranger Regiments.
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Our Skills

Due to our role of operational partnering we are looking for individuals who possess a unique skill set.

Individuals are expected to operate in small teams and often at reach globally. Teams have to be trusted to get the correct balance when working to their commander and the requirements of their partners.

  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Self-reliance
  • Innovative
  • Maturity
  • Emotional Intelligence

Our People

Team Commander (Lieutenant-Captain)

  • Planning Lead
  • Commands Team
  • Focused Up and Out
  • Finance Lead
  • Policy Lead

Team Operations Officer (Sergeant)

  • Team Second in Command
  • Training Oversight
  • Operations Lead
  • Planning Assistance

Team Logistics (Sergeant)

  • Team Sergeant
  • Sustainment Lead
  • Understands Local Resource
  • Clearances

Team Comms (Corporal)

  • Communications lead
  • Cyber lead
  • Information management lead
  • Foreign communications lead

Team Manoeuvre Support (Corporal)

  • Combat Engineer
  • Vehicle management lead
  • Counter-Improvided Explosive Device / Measurement of Effect lead

Team Fires (Corporal)

  • Joint Terminal Attack Controller
  • Prestige weapons lead / Indirect Fire Instructor
  • Unconventional warfare lead

Team Weapons (Corporal)

  • Weapons training lead
  • Foreign weapons
  • Tactics lead

Team Medic (Corporal)

  • Combat Medical Technician
  • Team medical administration lead
  • Medical training lead

Team Medic Bravo (Lance Corporal)

  • Deputises for Team Medic
  • Advanced Team Medic
  • Medical training assistance

Team Intelligence (Lance Corporal)

  • Tactical questioner
  • Sensitive Site Exploitation lead
  • Intelligence analyst

Team Force Protection (2 x Privates)

  • Team Force Protection
  • Support to all disciplines

Our Deployments

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Selection Process

  1. Application

    Volunteers from across the Field Army should apply via Defence Connect, click here.

  2. Insight Days

    The Army Special Operations Brigade (ASOB) and the Land Special Operations Training Centre (LSOTC) will aim to deliver regular Insight Days. These are designed to help personnel understand life in a Ranger Battalion, explain what the RAC consists of and how individuals can best prepare. 

    Attendance on one of these days is not mandatory and personnel can load straight on the RAC, but they are highly recommended.

  3. Ranger Assessment Cadre (RAC)

    The RAC is an opportunity for the individual to demonstrate they posses the unique set of skills required for service in one of the Ranger Bns. It is a two-week continuous period which incorporates mentally and physically challenging scenarios. The pinnacle is a 100km patrol as team, reacting to the evolving situation whilst embedded in a partner focused scenario.

    The purpose of the RAC is for the candidate to show they have the required skills, whilst also demonstrating potential operations. 

  4. All Arms Ranger Course (AARC)

    On passing the RAC candidates will be invited to attend an ‘All Arms Ranger Course’

    Having proven their skills during the AARC, candidates will be taught skills unique to Army Special Operations and will finish the course able to deploy across the globe in support of partners.

  5. Next Steps

    Having passed both the RAC and the AARC candidates will be viable to be selected into one of the four Ranger Bns.