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U.S. Army Capt. James McClare and 1st Lt. Anthony Day participating in the 2016 Best Ranger Competition.

The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is an annual competition held in Fort Benning, Georgia hosted by the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. It is a two-man team competition where competitors must be active military who are Ranger Qualified.[1]

The Best Ranger Competition was first held in 1982.[1] The first competitions were limited to Ranger units, but from 1984 onwards it accepted teams from throughout the Army.[2] As of 2018, the competition involves 50 two-man teams, mostly from the 75th Ranger Regiment and the ARTB, but also including a Coast Guard team.[3] The competition takes 62 hours and involves tests of physical fitness, including runs and marches, and of marksmanship. The exact composition of events changes yearly.[3]

CPT Mike Rose won BRC for the 3rd time in his career in 2019, making him the only Service Member to win it three times (two with the same partner, one with another), making him the Best Ranger in History. Three people have won the competition twice, all with different partners for the two victories.[2]


  1. ^ a b "The Competition". Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Leonard, Chuck (April 11, 2018). "Military Matters: Annual Best Ranger Competition returns to Ft. Benning". WTVM.
  3. ^ a b Myers, Meghann (April 13, 2018). "Best Ranger competition kicks off with first Coastie, Army Cyber teams". ArmyTimes.

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