I realize this is an old thread, but I thought I'd comment anyway, since someone else already reopened it. Lol The secret to completing Ranger school or any selection program out there, is "DON'T QUIT! ". I don't care how much it sucks, how tired or hungry you are, "DON'T QUIT"! It's as hard and as simple as that. Graduated class 8-82, I'm in the second row from the bottom, second from the right. Went through Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP) on Ft Lewis in the fall of 1980, assigned to Wpns Squad, 1st Plt, C Company, 2nd Ranger Battalion. Went through Pre-Ranger on Ft Lewis the end of 1981. Started with class 7-82 in the spring of 82, graduated with class 8-82. Yeah I got recycled on patrols during Mountain Phase, Camp Merril, in Dahlonega, GA, but my tab still says RANGER. LOL When I retired from the Army I was a Ranger Instructor and the one thing I noticed, both as a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and as a Ranger Instructor, it's not always the strongest or smartest that make it through, it the ones who refuse to quit. Never, ever quit!