- May 9, 2008
- FT. Carson, CO/Afghanistan
I need some insight to some things please. I am going to reenlist and have been trying to research as much as I can about the differences between life in the Ranger Regt. and life in the SF groups. I understand the missions they both preform are night in day. I want to know the " mental" differences. For example, I have read that as a E4 with 2 years in service that Rangers would look to me as and outsider for my time in the Batt. I have also heard that they will attempt to drop you from the Batts by breaking you off as hard as they can. I have heard that they deploy more than SF and that upon returning they are right back at schools. This brings me to SF. I would like to know if its a smart thing to look at Rangers as a stepping stone in to the groups? Would I really gain anything by doing time in the Batt or would it not matter if I just went straight for selection? How is the groups in terms of family life? Do they take care of their own? Anyone out there with info I would be very receptive.