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Old 02-18-2014, 21:35   #4
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TR----You're absolutely correct; obtaining a Ranger slot for a non-combat arms officer is a challenge. However, IMHO, any officer---especially one who has not served as an 11-series---who shows up to take command of an ODA without a Ranger tab is at a distinct disadvantage. My understanding is that SWCS reserves Ranger slots in ATRRS for non-tabbed officers once they graduate the SFQC----I wonder if that is still ground truth given the current budget issues.
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