Ranger Tab

Ranger Tab

Infobox Military Award
name=Ranger Tab

awarded_by=United States Army
for= Graduation from U.S. Army Ranger School
status=Currently awarded
related=Special Forces Tab, President's Hundred Tab, Sapper Tab


The Ranger Tab is a service school military decoration of the United States Army signifying completion of the 61-day long U.S. Army Ranger School course in small-unit infantry combat tactics in woodland, mountain, and swamp operations.

Those graduating from Ranger School are presented with the Ranger Tab, which is worn on the upper shoulder of the left sleeve of a military uniform. Wearing the tab is permitted for the remainder of a soldier's military career, even if the soldier is not actively assigned to an Army Ranger unit. The cloth version of the tab is worn on the U.S. Army Combat Uniform and Class-A dress uniform of the U.S. Army; a smaller, metal version is worn on the formal dress blue and dress mess uniforms.

The Ranger Tab's design predates but resembles that of the U.S. Army's Special Forces Tab and of the Sapper Tab of the Corps of Engineers.

Those who graduate Ranger school in the winter are given the honor of sewing their tab to their uniform with white thread.

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