posted on Aug, 1 2005 @ 07:24 PM
Borm, the chances of the average recruit getting into ranger training and then graduating are pretty daunting; I believe somewhere in the vicinity of
ten percent. And since Rangers and Special Forces people have different jobs, you'd probably be discouraged from geting into one and then another --
even if you had the physical, mental and willpower capabilities to do so.
If you want to make the military your career, you should leave high school with a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, having taken math through calc or pre-calc and
science through physics.
If you're not in superb physical shape, now's the time to do so by exercising, eating properly, and quitting all drugs (especially nicotine and
If you have the will power to do that, then you have the will power to make it as a elite unit member.
But I'd still recommend (as does my colleague Flyin High) to go to college, preferably in a college ROTC program, major in science or engineering,
get your tuition paid, get a $250/month stipend, and get a commission when you graduate.
Then you might want to think about a particular military training option.
Remember, with a college degree and four years of leadership (which is what you'd have as an officer), you can step into a lot more civilian jobs --
if you decide not to make the military a career -- than you could with a resume which includes the stuff you learn as a ranger.