The title pretty much asks the questions...
I am curious because I am looking of personality traits I should be aware of. This man told me he was sent into the service about seven years ago as a alternative as jail but he won't disclose what made him face jail time...
Army Ranger 75th regiment...
Any advice on dating a former ranger?
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That doesn't sound right. The Army has a recruitment policy about this:
"Applicant who, as a condition for any civil conviction or adverse disposition or any other reason through a civil or criminal court, is ordered or subjected to a sentence that implies or imposes enlistment into the Armed Forces of the United States is not eligible for enlistment.."
Even if he COULD enlist in the Army, he would need a Secret clearance for the Rangers. That requires a background check that includes all kinds of stuff. You could be denied just for being in too much debt. An arrest and trial would certainly disqualify him.
The fact that he isn't sharing too much details should be a red flag. People impersonate Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs etc ALL THE TIME. Especially to girls because it sounds impressive if they go for the men in uniform.
What's sad is that they can claim everything is "classified information" if someone tries to call them out on it, and they typically don't get challenged until someone who was actually an operator steps up. I knew an active Navy guy who said he was a SEAL just so he could cheat on his wife. When he'd visit his mistress for a weekend, he would tell his wife he was going on a secret training and couldn't say anything more, and she believed it.
There are websites where former members of those groups expose them, as well as databases of every graduate of those special op training programs. If you are determined to find out what he's really about, I'm sure you could go to one of those sites, provide a name and they can confirm or deny if he really was a Ranger. Chances are he's not if his story doesn't make sense from the start. Most impersonators can construct a believable lie.2
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