There are technically no specific age requirements for soldiers seeking to become Army Rangers. Thus, the effective age limits are the same as those required to join the Army in the first place. Applicants must be at least 17 years old (or 18 without parental permission) and no older than 41 years old.
Can you become a Ranger at 30?
Once you are enlisted, before aged 35, you can request Ranger training at any time (assuming you passed Basic and AIT; wash out of either of those and you will be separated from the Army. Soldiers in combat arms, especially infantry, are old men by the time they are 30, with 12 years in.
Who is the oldest Army Ranger?
Freddie Odomes said he is 99 percent sure hes the oldest active-duty Ranger in the Army. At 63 years old, Odomes, who commands B Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Benning, has served the Army in a career spanning 45 years - longer than most active-duty Soldiers have been alive.
Is 30 too old to join Special Forces?
The good news is that 27 or 28 years old is not too old to become a SEAL. Your age and maturity are assets in many areas and situations throughout training and within the teams as well. But, you have to start -- really start -- and take it seriously between now and your 29th birthday.