US Army Ranger By William Cochran Background I want to be a US Army Ranger. I have chosen this career because of its stability and its challenge. I feel that the rigorous training and high paced job function will provide me with the challenge and excitement I search for in life. Also, its pays well enough to support a family and supplies housing and insurance. This career choice gives my family a chance to go to college as well. Outline Information about my career path Requirements and training My career The US Army Rangers are the elite infantry force. Fast paced deployments with longer times off to make up for this pace. Time at home consists of training. (“Duty With the 75th”) Advantages/Disadvantages Advantages: Stable, insurance for family, housing, education for my family, and challenging. Disadvantages: Dangerous, a lot of time spent away from family. (“Military Benefits”, “Duty With the 75th”, and “Family Life”) Education Necessary High School Education required as well as military training (“Joining the Rangers”) Salary/Benefits Entry level pay is $1,516.20 a month Housing Health Insurance Life Insurance GI Bill (“Military Benefits” and “Military Careers”) Opportunity for Advancement As with any military career you move up in rank depending on performance and time served. (“Military Careers”) Interesting Tidbits and Facts Abraham Lincoln was a ranger. Ranger history predates the revolutionary war. (“Heritage”) Requirements Minimum ASVAB GT score of 105 Minimum PT score of 240 (80%) (“Joining”) Training Required Basic training Airborne RASP (“Training”) Final Words I wish to serve my country as a US Army Ranger. This can be done by going to a recruiter and signing a Ranger contract, provided you meet the requirements and there are spots open. With some luck and some extra training I believe I can one day accomplish this goal. (“Joining the Rangers” and “Training”) Works Cited "FAMILY LIFE." Goarmy.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014. "Force12 Media TV." Force12 Media TV. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014. "JOINING THE RANGERS." Goarmy.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014. "Military Benefits At a Glance | Military.com." Military Benefits At a Glance Military.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. "Military Careers." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 Mar. 2014. "TRAINING." Goarmy.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014. "DUTY WITH THE 75TH." Goarmy.com. Duty With the 75th, n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014.