The history of the American Ranger is a long and colorful saga of courage, daring, and outstanding leadership. It is a story of men whose skills in the art of fighting have seldom been surpassed. Only the highlights of their numerous exploits are told here.
Rangers mainly performed defensive missions until, during King Phillip’s War in 1675, Benjamin Church’s Company of Independent Rangers (from Plymouth Colony) conducted successful raids on hostile Indians. In 1756, Major Robert Rogers, of New Hampshire, recruited nine companies of American colonists to fight for the British during the French and Indian War. Ranger techniques and methods of operation inherently characterized the American frontiersmen. Major Rogers was the first to capitalize on them and incorporate them into the fighting doctrine of a permanently organized fighting force.... Read More
Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite Soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other Soldier.
Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one-hundred-percent and then some.
Gallantly will I show the world that I am.... Read More
The U.S. Army Rangers are among the most Elite Warriors our nation has ever known. A form of a Ranger unit has been involved in every war or conflict since the Revolutionary War. In the recent past they were present in WWII, where the term “Rangers Lead the Way” became famous in the county, when that was the Command on D-Day 75 years ago, and Merrill’s Marauders suffered the Burma Campaign to fight off the Japanese on the Asian side of the continent, where they were trying to mount a second front. Again in Korea and Vietnam the Rangers were called on, and in 1974 the Rangers were organized into Battalions and ultimately the 75th Ranger Regiment. These soldiers participated in every campaign our country entered, including the Iran Hostage Rescue, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, and Iraq during Desert Shield in 1991when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Our current Rangers have been on the cutting edge of every battle since 2001, and are constantly deployed in... Read More
The purpose of ONPOINT 1-1 is to promote and preserve the heritage, spirit, image and service of U.S. Army Rangers and to raise funds through donations and events for the benefit of U.S. Army Rangers and their families, to include Scholarship, Short-term aid, Specialty housing for disabled Rangers, Transition programs to civilian life, PTSD care and support, Suicide abatement, and other programs that may be under development. ONPOINT 1-1 accomplishes this by supporting and promoting the events, programs and activities of Ranger units and recognized Ranger associations; and recognizing the unselfish contributions by Ranger families, relatives and supporters and encouraging their continued support and honoring the service, courage and sacrifices made by U.S. Army Rangers. ONPOINT 1-1 works closely with the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade and the 75th Ranger Regiment and all subordinate units in... Read More