The Best Ranger Competition 2023 is the 39th anniversary of this grueling competition, starring the best soldiers of the world, our United States Army, RANGERS! The Best Ranger Competition was started in 1982 after Dick Leandri found a way to honor his personal friend, Lieutenant General David E. Grange, Jr.
Leandri wanted to recognize his friend, past director of the Ranger Department and former Commanding General of Fort Moore, Georgia, with a perpetual event. He and several other professional businessmen formed Chairborne Rangers, Inc., to help support the initiation of such an event.
The competition has evolved over the past thirty nine years from one that was originally created to salute the best two-man “buddy” team in the Ranger Department at Fort Moore. Every year the competition is reviewed and tweaked, to what is currently in place for this year, to determine the best two-man team from the entire United States Armed Forces.