Ranger Tactical Tasks
As of Class 08-22, Ranger students must complete 5 of the 7 Ranger Tactical Tasks (RTT) to earn a GO during RAP week. These RTTs are rapidly becoming a primary reason for the failure of students, who cannot successfully complete week 1 (RAP Week) without this GO.
Below are resources to help you prepare. Read the material, watch the videos, and get hands-on with the equipment. What is presented here is the most up to date material, directly from Ranger School. Ensure you are not using outdated information for your prep.
There is no substitute for physically working through these tasks to standard. Expect them to be graded exactly according to the listed task, conditions, and standards, just like EIB would be. Once you are comfortable with these tasks, we encourage you to have a buddy watch you do them and yell out the time. Doing so can help increase stress-levels and better prepare you for doing these at Ranger.
Not only do you need to master these tasks to make it through RAP week, you need to have a firm grasp on these systems to be an effective member of your team during your patrols at Ranger School.
This link provides you the written task, conditions, and standards for each task. Below, are videos that visually display how they are to be completed.
Task 1 - Maintain an M249
Task 2 - Operate an M249
Task 3 - Maintain an M240
Task 5 - Claymore Mine (Nonelectric Initiation)
Task 6 - Communicate by Tactical Radio
Task 7 - Communicate by MBITR
Want more help preparing for Ranger School? Check out our Phase 1 and Phase 2 guides for complete Ranger School prep.
Topics: Ranger School, RAP Week, Ranger School Prep, Ranger Tab, Fort Benning, Benning, Ranger Prep, Infantry