A form of a Ranger unit has been involved in every war or conflict since the Revolutionary War. In the recent past they were present in WWII, where the term “Rangers Lead the Way” became famous in the county, when that was the Command on D-Day 75 years ago, and Merrill’s Marauders suffered the Burma Campaign to fight off the Japanese on the Asian side of the continent, where they were trying to mount a second front. Again in Korea and Vietnam the Rangers were called on, and in 1974 the Rangers were organized into Battalions and ultimately the 75th Ranger Regiment. These soldiers participated in every campaign our country entered, including the Iran Hostage Rescue, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, and Iraq during Desert Shield in 1991 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Our current Rangers have been on the cutting edge of every battle since 2001, and are constantly deployed in harms way, or preparing for that battle to come. Many of these soldiers have seen between 14 and 20 deployments since 2001. Most of them know only war fighting. Our goal is to help transition these brave men into civilian life and offer them and their families the quality of life they deserve, and offer each Ranger the opportunity every American has enjoyed from their defense of our country and constitution… the American Dream.
We acknowledge there are 22 Veteran Suicides per day, and know that brotherhood, fellowship, support, purpose, and opportunity can significantly help eliminate this condition. There are many great warriors in the Special Operation community, and in the Big Army. Only a few have seen more war than the Rangers. Because there is so much to do for all soldiers, we do not believe we can help everyone, and have made our focus the U.S. Army Ranger. Sua Sponte is the motto of the Rangers, and it means “Of Our Own Accord,” because every Ranger has to volunteer to serve as a Ranger. Sua Sponte is our motto as well, and we hope you join us in this mantra. Many programs are in development and we will be supporting programs beyond what is listed here, but you can expect your contributions to go to the following existing programs:
AID AND SUPPORT
PURPOSE AND TRANSITION PROGRAMS
MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Buddy Aid – Self Aid:
We believe that through our brotherhood community maintenance we can identify and offer help with:
BROTHERHOOD AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
These associations and programs already exist and offer brotherhood nationwide for Rangers to maintain relationships with a community they find comfort and support in. Each association and program has specific functions, meetings, additional programs, assistance programs, ongoing support, and community programs and we support each of these efforts.
There are many other programs and foundations, and programs in development we support, and these include: