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8 - 16 July 2023



This course exposes cadet and senior Rangers to the Expert Ranger level of search & rescue, woodsmanship, and survival. Designed to improve knowledge and skills acquired in the Team Commander Course, the Independent Study Course may advance students to Expert Ranger Level and prepare them to become part of HMRS Staff. Most subjects are tailored to the students' needs and taught one-on-one by experienced instructors. All students must be capable of performing advanced tasks under heavy physical and mental stress. Independent Study students will be annexed with The Ranger Team Commanders Course - Tango.

Target Graduation Qualifications:  Ground Branch Director or Above (prior experience dependant), Expert Ranger

  • GTM 3 & GTM 2 qualified (Preferred)

  • ICS NIMS 100b, 200b, 700b, & 800 complete

  • CAPT-117 Part 1-3 complete

  • R-1 Qualified (Highly recommended)

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

  • Students must have completed the Ranger Team Commanders Course (Tango)

  • Age 18 or older

  • Completion of Encampment (Cadets)

  • Completion of Cadet Protection Training

  • Course Fee includes food, some training and safety equipment 
  • Cadets apply for this course under “Hawk Mountain Ranger School Full Week Course - 459” in eServices.
  • A supplemental application is required
  • If you wish to make this a day course other lodging arrangements can be made at your own expense
Course Fee

$375 - Includes food, some training and safety equipment 

Squadron Commander

HMRS Training Facility

Kempton, PA

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