Follow Us Online


Associate Membership


Individuals who do not meet the qualifications for regular membership, but who meet the following requirements qualify for associate membership:

  1. Are, or have been, assigned by orders to the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade or any of its predecessor units;
  2. Are, or have been, assigned by orders to a Ranger unit in an administrative, training, or training support role;
  3. Are serving, or have served, as  a member (assigned or attached) to a U.S. or allied special operations forces (SOF) unit.
  4. Are graduates of the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course (RSLC) and have been directly assigned by the Department of the Army orders to a modern U.S. Army TO&E Long Range Surveillance Company (LRSC).
  5. Have undoubtedly supported the Ranger tradition and/or this Association through act or deed over an extended period of time, as determined by a majority vote of the Board.

Associate Member Application Classes

Regular membership can be purchased on a periodic or lifetime basis.  If you choose to pay for your membership on a periodic basis, renewals can be set to occur every one, two, three, or five years.  Membership is free for veterans who have been awarded a 100% service connected disability rating, or are recognized as 100% rated by virtue of a total disability individual unemployability (TDIU) designation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Required Documentation for Membership Approval

In addition to completing the membership application, applicants must provide documentary evidence that they are qualified for membership.  Membership cannot be processed on the basis of personal reputation as a Ranger or the voucher of another Ranger.  Examples of documents that may be used to verify your eligibility include a DD-214 or equivalent document; Department of the Army orders awarding RSLC graduation award; military service orders showing assignment to one of the qualified units.

Application Process

Applicants are encouraged to submit their membership application, supporting documents, and payment electronically to USARA.  If you are unable to submit these items electronically, they may be submitted by mail to the Association’s postal address.  Membership will not be processed and approved until the application, supporting documents, and payment are received. Download the Associate Membership Application here.

US Army Ranger Association
Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 52126
Fort Benning, GA 31995-2126

If you have any questions contact our Membership Manager by email at