Ranger Hall of Fame
The Ranger Hall of Fame was formed to honor and preserve the spirit and contributions of America's most extraordinary Rangers. The members of the Ranger Hall of Fame Selection Board take particular care to ensure that only the most extraordinary Rangers are inducted, a difficult mission given the high caliber of all nominees. Their precepts are impartiality, fairness, and scrutiny. Inductees were selected impartially from Ranger units and associations representing each era or Ranger history. Each nominee was subjected to the scrutiny of the Selection Board to ensure the most extraordinary contributions are acknowledged.
The selection criterion is as unique as our Ranger history. To be eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame, a person must be deceased or have been separated, or retired from active military service for at least three years at the time of nomination. He must have served in a Ranger unit in combat or be a successful graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. A Ranger unit is defined as those Army units recognized in Ranger lineage or history. Achievement or service may be considered for individuals in a position in state or national government after the Ranger has departed the Armed Forces.
Honorary induction may be conferred on individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to Ranger units, the Ranger foundation, or the Ranger community in general, but who do not meet the normal criteria of combat service with a Ranger unit or graduation from the U.S. Army Ranger School.
Each inductee is presented with an engraved, specially cast bronze Ranger Hall of Fame medallion (shown above), suspended from a red, white and blue ribbon. The medal signifies selfless service, excellence and remarkable accomplishment in the defense of the nation and to the highest ideals of service.
The 21th Annual (2013) Ranger Hall of Fame (RHOF) Ceremony is at 1:30pm, July 24, 2013 at Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall (Building 4), Fort Benning, Georgia.
The following are the 2013 Inductees listed in alphabetical order:
SGM Matthew J. Berrrena
MSG Thomas A. Bragg
LTC James F. Dabney
CSM Robert F. Gilbert
CSM Douglass M. Greenway
SGM Patrick R. Hurley
CSM Joseph L. Mattison
CSM Andrew McFowler
MSG Vincent Melillo
MSG Howard H. Mullen
GEN Peter J. Schoomaker
CSM William M. Smith
LTC Frederick L. Spaulding
LTG Gary D. Speer
MAJ Carleton P. Vencill
CSM Charles P. Williams
Click here for to view the complete list of RHOF members in alphabetical order.
RHOF Inductees biographical information can be seen at the RTB Ranger Hall of Fame site.
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