If i'm not mistaken. Just because you go to Ranger school and complete the course and get your tab it doesn't make you an actual ranger. You are qualified to be in the Ranger battalion but your only a ranger if your in the battalion and if i'm correct there is I believe only one battalion currently; I know there was 3 during WW2, and that's extremely difficult to get into. This goes the same with airbourne and air assault am i correct? You can complete airbourne and air assault training but it doesn't mean you'll go to an Air Assault or Airbourne regiment. In other words your not Airbourne, Air-Assault, or a Ranger unless in the batallion, your ranger, airbourne, and air-assault qualified.