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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
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If he stayed with it for 1or2 enlistments he's probably doing about equal to time served by most. It's an honor and he must be very badazz. I was in my best shape at 50. Genes play a part. He earned it. Congrats! More should aspire to that standard rather than find fault and criticize.
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Old Today, 08:27 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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If he stayed with it for 1or2 enlistments he's probably doing about equal to time served by most. It's an honor and he must be very badazz. I was in my best shape at 50. Genes play a part. He earned it. Congrats! More should aspire to that standard rather than find fault and criticize.
I can't say the same about my shape at 50, perhaps maybe at 36 to 40... Depends on your unit, the Commander, Who the First Sergeant was, etc, etc, etc...

Perhaps the comment was from someone with no TIS...
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Old Today, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Can't be that hard if people in their mid 40's can pass.
Some things are the exclusive purview of the young. Some aren't. The 2016 Boston Marathon winner was 40. Same with raw strength...Plenty of 40 year olds can bench more at 40 than they could at 18.

Unlike a sprint, I'd have to imagine that much of Ranger school is mental. Meaning, the ability to focus and recruit the strength and stamina to carry on with the task at hand.
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Location: Minnysoda
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38-year-old Kurtz applied for the 5th Special Forces Group, which was denied out of hand because his age was too advanced for Special Forces training. Kurtz continued with his ambition and even threatened to quit the armed forces, when finally his wish was granted and he was allowed to take the airborne course. Kurtz graduated in a class where he was nearly twice the age of the other trainees and was accepted into the Special Forces Training, and eventually into the 5th Special Forces Group.[citation needed]

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Old Today, 11:47 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Remember the last old guy to do this....

38-year-old Kurtz applied for the 5th Special Forces Group, which was denied out of hand because his age was too advanced for Special Forces training. Kurtz continued with his ambition and even threatened to quit the armed forces, when finally his wish was granted and he was allowed to take the airborne course. Kurtz graduated in a class where he was nearly twice the age of the other trainees and was accepted into the Special Forces Training, and eventually into the 5th Special Forces Group.[citation needed]

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Good for the real guy though!
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