The Ranger Training Company was introduced to UTC in 2008 as an organization with the goal of producing competent combat leaders. Cadets who participate in the Ranger Training Company spend countless hour training on small unit tactics and other advanced military skills. Cadets meet 5 days a week to conduct physical training based off the training program organized by the 75th Ranger Regiment. Cadets also meet most Friday afternoons for training sessions that cover basic military skills such as individual warrior skills to more advanced skills such as reconnaissance and urban operations. Cadets participate in field training once a month that puts the skills learned on campus to use in real world situational training exercises.
Members of the Ranger Training Company expect more from themselves and each other. They strive to seek greater knowledge relating to the profession of arms and the essence of what it means to be a leader in combat. Members push themselves harder during physical training and diligently pursue a higher level of mental and physical toughness that will carry them and their Soldiers to victory.
The company motto is Audentes Fortuna Juvat, a Latin proverb meaning “Fortune Favors the Bold.” The phrase relates to Fortuna, the Greek goddess of luck, is more likely to help those that take bold actions. The phrase has been used throughout history by warriors such as Alexander the Great and the US Amy’s Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols of the Vietnam War.