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Old 11 May 2017, 19:50
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11B10R

Ok question for the Battboys...

I recently moved and one of the movers was prior Army. As
Most conversations with prior military, we started off with MOS He stated he was an 11B10R and served in 1/75. I asked him what that R stood for and he said it was a Ranger identifier, for those that served in the Ranger Rgt. How true is that statement?

I am familiar with G and V indentifiers but never heard of R. Granted, this guy was about 5 years older thanks we are looking him serving sometime around the late 70/80s



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Old 11 May 2017, 20:06
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no idea what the R is as an ASI... not looking it up.

at least for the late 80s forward, he should have been an 11B1P until he got tabbed. then for a batt boy, V. we didn't have any legs, since 74 to my knowledge.

my guess, a leg 11B poser. no one would have said "11B1/2/3/4___" they'd have just said 11B. no matter what level or P/V/G...
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Old 11 May 2017, 20:07
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Either he is confused, does not remember correctly or is full of crap.

If you were in Regiment, you would have either a P or a V.

R = "Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation"
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Old 11 May 2017, 21:10
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There was no "R" identifier authorized back in the late 70's or the 80's at any of the Batts. Nor at any later date (up to present day). I served '77-'12. Including at 2/75 from '77-'80.

You had a "P" SQI (Parachutist) until you graduated Ranger School, at which time you were assigned a "V" (Ranger Parachutist). Or, if you were a Ranger qualified leg EM somewhere else in the Army... you got a "G". After 2011, a "U" SQI was assigned to NCOs meeting requirements and serving in Regiment.

There is an SI (Skill Identifier) only for commissioned officers that denotes Ranger qualification (Tab from the school): "5R".

As far as I know, no such letter "R" animal exists for enlisted swine... only the previously mentioned "P", "V", or "U". I haven't kept track of any updates to the "U" since I retired, so current Regiment guys feel free to bust my chops and expand commentary.


I'd tend to think that your mover was full of shit.
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Old 11 May 2017, 21:38
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I'd tend to think that your mover was full of shit.
Everyone thanks for your reply. I had the feeling the guy was FOS but didn't know enough about Rgt or the Army prior to me joining in 84
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Old 12 May 2017, 00:22
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The other thing is, how many times when you ask someone what MOS they were, or someone asks what your MOS is do you state, "I was an 11B2P" or something like that?No one says that usually.

Usually people just respond with, "Yeah, I was a 13B" or "I was an 11 Bang Bang" or "I was an 11B" or 12B, 37C, 75B, etc.
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Old 12 May 2017, 11:44
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Before the regiment stood up, it was the 75th Inf (Ranger).

Could the R have been used then to distinguish from a leg unit?
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Old 12 May 2017, 13:14
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No.

I lived in that two-battalion, pre-Regiment world. There was no "R" used. Not for unit designation in official correspondence. Nor as an MOS identifier assigned to individuals.

It briefs well, but the OP's acquaintance made that up.
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No.

I lived in that two-battalion, pre-Regiment world. There was no "R" used. Not for unit designation in official correspondence. Nor as an MOS identifier assigned to individuals.

It briefs well, but the OP's acquaintance made that up.
Remember, there was only the 2d BN, we just let the 1st BN guys hang out at Hunter AAF.
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Old 12 May 2017, 13:23
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Remember, there was only the 2d BN, we just let the 1st BN guys hang out at Hunter AAF.
Check again...there is 1st, and everyone else
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Old 12 May 2017, 13:58
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I had a poser at a party once tell me that they were an 18B3P. This was after telling me about his secret-but-can-tell-to-a-complete-stranger-at-a-party exploits and other assorted derring-do while in the 1st Ranger Batt of the 82nd Airborne.

Posers never quite get the details right.
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The guy has demetia or is full of shit.
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Old 12 May 2017, 15:44
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Upon further reflection... maybe the guy WAS a 1st Batt Hooah.

He probably heard the first verse of the old PT Jody ("R" is for Ranger!)... and figured it was an S-1 directive.

Unusual for older posers to claim merely 1st term of service rank. Give him a few more years to ferment his tale. He'll eventually be claiming 11Z10R... with ST6.
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He'll eventually be claiming 11Z10R... with ST6.
it'd still be bullshit. how could he have Space Shuttle Door Gunned on #6 when they weren't flying yet?
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Old 12 May 2017, 16:39
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Just wait until he fires up some Eagle Claw stories....I'd feed rope for a while.
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Damn you guys are good. I barely remember my MOS.
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Old 13 May 2017, 13:17
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I always liked the informal MOS descriptors better anyway...

Line Doggie, Mortar Maggot, Gun Bunny, Spoon, Doc, Top, etc.
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I served '77-'12. Including at 2/75 from '77-'80.
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