The Spartan elite strives for more
Photo Credit: Sgt. Richard Wrigley
Staff Sgt. Melvin Hardy, Staff Sgt. Caleb Service, and Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Tardio (from left to right), all instructors for the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's first Pre-ranger course, lead three Ranger candidate Soldiers on a 12 mile ruck march during the course here April, 24. They are on their second from last day of their assessment, which was over a month long. The course started with 16 candidates but only three made it this far. The course is designed to prepare and to ascertain readiness of soldiers wishing to attend Ranger School. Right now the Army is experiencing a shortage of Rangers, and the founders of this program are hoping that it will increase the successful pass rate of Spartans wanting to go to Ranger School. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs NCO)
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