I have interviewed an expert about Army Rangers to find out about the career. I must caveat my answers by saying; I am not and never will be an Army Ranger as women are not allowed to be Rangers. I learned about Rangers 28 years ago as a Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet going through my initial officer training
The Army Ranger's favorite time of day, I think like most Soldiers, Rangers look forward to meal time, or rest time after a mission. What I think is the Army Ranger's main piece of gear is His weapon. Rangers wear the US Army uniform appropriate for the environment in which they are operating. There survival skills as Rangers are trained to operate in all environments, temperate, desert, mountain and tropical. They know how to live off the land when necessary.
Well their training takes 9 weeks during which they must navigate, survive, and conduct clandestine combat missions in mountains, deserts, swamps, and temperate terrain. There really aren't different types of Army Rangers. All Rangers go through the same training. Rangers have different ranks based on normal military hierarchy. Being an Army Ranger is just like if you were a pilot. You have to go though all the training. A ranger is just a different part of the army. Some will climb up the ladder and one day run there unit while others get up the ladder faster and choose to just right out orders.
What other armed forces do Army Rangers fight with? Rangers will fight with any joint combat unit as required by the mission. That includes but is not limited to regular Army, Marines, Navy Seals, Special Operations teams and foreign nation Special Operations teams. When they get there missions just like anyone else they still have to carry out there orders. It dose not matter what other forces that they have to fight it is just the mission that they get.
Army Rangers do have somethings to help them know where they are. Rangers can navigate from terrain features and maps. Today they may use some variation of the global positioning system, but they can operate without GPS anywhere in the world. When they go into training they learn this and they even go out in the woods or where every there co tells them to go and they are given a map or directors on how to get back and they need to look out for some things that are put in the way to stop them from getting where they need to go.
A usual day for an Army Ranger is not what you think. Currently there is no typical day for a Ranger. The units at war have different challenges every day. The units in the States are training to be ready for their next tour in combat operations and the ones in combat are just trying to get though there missions with having anyone in there unit get killed or taken if there missions tends to go right or not. They are like everyone else that was sent to combat. All they want to do is come home to their love ones safe and sound.