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6 - 14 July 2019



The Ranger Staff training program is for highly motivated cadets and seniors that want to become part of the Staff for Hawk Mountain Ranger School. Students will be put through a 9-day course that will teach effective teaching techniques, safety considerations of staffing NCSAs, in-depth Ranger & ground team skills, how to properly evaluate both, and basic leadership concepts. Students will also learn how to effectively mentor and teach students. A comprehensive and intense 3-day survival and evaluation hike will be conducted. Once the student completes and passes the program they will receive their Yellow Scarf and become a probationary member of the Hawk Mountain Ranger School instructor staff.

There will be an interview, written exam, and physical fitness tests given by our staff prior to committing you to this course.

  • Minimum grade of C/SSgt (Cadets) or Level 1 (Seniors)

  • GTM 3 complete

  • ICS NIMS 100 & 700 complete (indicated in E-Services)

  • ICUT complete

  • SET Training complete

  • CAPT 117 Part 1-3 complete

  • Physical Category 1 (in accordance with CAPP 60-50)

  • Completion of Encampment by Course Start Date (Cadets)

  • Completion of Cadet Protection Training (Students over 18)

  • Course Fee includes food, Ranger Staff Uniform items, and some safety equipment 
  • Apply for this course under “All other courses” in eServices
  • A supplemental application is required
Course Fee

$375 - Includes food and some safety equipment 

Squadron Commander

1st Lt Nikolas Hawley

HMRS Training Facility

Kempton, PA

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