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Ranger Challenge Tab
Ranger Challenge Tab
Awarded by United States Army
Type Tab
Awarded for Ranger Challenge Competition
Status Currently awarded
Last awarded Current
Related President's Hundred Tab, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Sapper Tab

The Ranger Challenge Tab is the only Department of the Army individual qualification tab awarded exclusively to Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets, and approved by the Institute of Heraldry.[1] This award is presented annually to cadets who compete in regional ROTC Ranger Challenge competitions.

Description and history[edit | edit source]

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Subdued Ranger Challenge Tab

The Ranger Challenge Tab is an embroidered quadrant patch worn on the upper left sleeve of a military uniform. The cloth tab is black with gold embroidered letters. As with similar Department of the Army decorations, this tab consists of a subdued and nonsubdued version. On the ACU uniform, the tab is worn on the left sleeve pocket flap.

The purpose of the Ranger Challenge Program is to challenge cadets in tough mental and physical competition, enhance leader development, develop team cohesion, develop healthy competition among the battalions, and provide a highly visible and dynamic recruiting and retention vehicle.[2]

Other persons eligible[edit | edit source]

Cadets enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps are also eligible to receive this tab.

Other tabs[edit | edit source]

The U.S. Army currently authorizes four permanent individual skill/marksmanship tabs. Under current Cadet Command regulation, cadets are specifically authorized to wear the Ranger Tab and the Ranger Challenge Tab, as well as those "approved by The Institute of Heraldry (TIH)"[1] Other tabs approved by TIH include the President's Hundred Tab, the Special Forces Tab, the Ranger Tab, and the Sapper Tab.[3] Only three may be worn at one time.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "CCR 670-1". Cadet Command Regulation. Department of the Army. 09/01/2002. http://www.usu.edu/armyrotc/Tools/Cadet%20Uniform%20Wear%20and%20Appearance.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-29. [dead link]
  2. "Cadet Command (CC) Pam 350-3". Annual Ranger Challenge Competition. Department of the Army. 03/01/1999. http://www.usm.edu/armyrotc/ranger%20challenge/2007/RC07%20OPORD-ENCL%20PACKET.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-29. [dead link]
  3. "AR 670-1". Army Regulation. Department of the Army. 03/05/2005. http://www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/r670_1.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 

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