Sunday, July 3, 2011

The USAC Cadet Ranger Program

The U.S. Army Cadet Corps (USAC) Cadet Ranger Course started in 2010 as a way to give USAC Cadets a high adventure experience modeled on the training and operations of the US Army Rangers.

Rangers have been part of the army since its foundation and have served proudly in all of the nation’s armed conflicts. They have evolved from a rag-tag group of frontiersmen to respected members of the special operations community who have served gallantly and with distinction.

USAC uses the Ranger model to expose Cadets to the concepts of small unit leadership, teamwork and excellence.

The USAC Cadet Ranger program currently has two components:

The Cadet Ranger Challenge (CRC), which we are currently conducting is an intense three-week program based on the U.S. Army’s Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP). CRC is designed to introduce Cadets to High Adventure lifestyle and includes challenges of both personal trials and team environments. Successful completion of CRC is required in order to be eligible for Cadet Ranger School (CRS).

To pass the CRC excellent conditioning and motivation is required while maintaining the ability to work as part of a team. Note: Cadets must achieve the USAC Advanced Physical Fitness Standard on the ACPFT in order to remain with CRC after the first week.

The next piece is the Cadet Ranger School (CRS).

CRS is an intense three-week program that focuses on the patrolling and field skills curriculum taught during U.S. Army Ranger School. Cadets attending this program must be highly motivated and in excellent physical shape when arriving.

The first week of CRS is an evaluation period to determine if the Cadet can complete the course. Those not allowed to continue will transfer to the field skills portion of the Basic Leader Course (BLC) and continue with the Army Cadet Martial Arts Program (TACMAP) program after BLC concludes.

Cadets must have satisfactorily completed CRC to be eligible to attend this course. Note: Cadets must achieve the USAC Advanced Physical Fitness Standard on the ACPFT in order to remain with CRS after the first week.

Cadets will be starting the last week of CRC on Sunday July 3rd and this week will determine who moves on to the Cadet Ranger School. Please watch this Blog and the NCTC Facebook for more information.

As the CRS begins we will have an in depth blog about the training program and talk to one of this year’s CRC graduates.

Please visit our Facebook for images from this year’s Cadet Ranger Challenge.



Civilian Executive, USAC
Annual Training Battalion
Deputy G1/Public Affairs Officer
Headquarters, U.S. Army Cadet Corps

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