Ranger Tab


Ranger Tab

Infobox Military Award
name=Ranger Tab


awarded_by=United States Army
type=Tab
eligibility=
for= Graduation from U.S. Army Ranger School
status=Currently awarded
established=
first_award=
last_award=Ongoing
total=
posthumous=
recipients=
individual=
higher=
same=
lower
related=Special Forces Tab, President's Hundred Tab, Sapper Tab


caption2=

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.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ranger — was a gamekeeper in the 14th century England, though the meaning evolved to mean a soldier who ranges over a region to protect the area or enforce the law ( range meaning travel around an area ). In Britain, the term has been associated with a… …   Wikipedia

  • Ranger School — For the New York forestry school, see New York State Ranger School. Ranger shoulder tab The United States Army Ranger School is an intense 61 day combat leadership course oriented towards small unit tactics. It has been called the toughest combat …   Wikipedia

  • Sapper Tab — Full Color Sapper Tab Awarded by United States Army Type Tab …   Wikipedia

  • Special Forces Tab — Infobox Military Award name=Special Forces Tab awarded by=United States Army type=Tab eligibility= for= status=Currently awarded established=1983 first award= last award=Current total= posthumous= recipients= individual= higher= same= lower… …   Wikipedia

  • 75th Ranger Regiment (United States) — Infobox Military Unit unit name= 75th Ranger Regiment caption=75th Ranger Regiment coat of arms nickname= Airborne Rangers Army Rangers size=Three battalions motto= Rangers lead the way colors= march= ceremonial chief= type= Special Operations… …   Wikipedia

  • President's Hundred Tab — Infobox Military Award name=The President s Hundred Tab caption= awarded by=National Rifle Association type=Tab eligibility= for=Awarded to the 100 top scoring military and civilian shooters in the President s Pistol and President s Rifle Matches …   Wikipedia

  • Civil Air Patrol Ranger — The Pennsylvania Ranger shoulder patch was introduced in the 1980s[1] A Civil Air Patrol Ranger is a volunteer of the Civil Air Patrol who has undergone training for emergency situations. CAP Rangers have been involved in num …   Wikipedia

  • Civil Air Patrol Ranger Tape — Expert Ranger Tape Awarded by Civil Air Patrol Type Tape Eligibility …   Wikipedia

  • 1st Scout Ranger Regiment — Infobox Military Unit unit name= First Scout Ranger Regiment caption= Pin Badge of the Scout Rangers dates= November 25, 1950 Present country= flagicon|Philippines Philippines allegiance= branch= Philippine Army type= Special Forces role=… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Walker, Texas Ranger episodes — The following is a list of episodes from the American television series Walker, Texas Ranger. Although the first three episodes were televised at the end of the 1992 93 television season, they are included in the Season 1(1993–94) DVD Box Set and …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.