US Army Ranger 1983-2002: Sua Sponte - Of Their Own Accord

US Army Ranger 1983-2002: Sua Sponte - Of Their Own Accord

by Mir Bahmanyar, Michael Welply

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ISBN-13: 9781780966496
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/20/2012
Series: Warrior , #65
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Mir Bahmanyar served in the US Army from 1986-89, and currently is an independent film producer and writer. He received a BA in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and specializes in US Army Ranger history. Along with fellow ex-servicemen has set up www.suasponte.com, a site dedicated to the history of the Rangers. Mir lives in Los Angeles, California, with his Pitbull and Akita dogs.

Michael Welply was born in London in 1948 and moved to Winnipeg, Canada in 1950. In 1981 he moved with his family to central France, where he still lives. Having studied art first in Winnipeg and then in Paris, Michael began his illustrating career in 1977 and has worked for many publishers in Europe and the United States. He has illustrated over 50 books, ranging from historical work to fantasy and fairy tales.
Mir Bahmanyar served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He was on the Board of Directors of
the 75th Ranger Regiment Association and created SuaSponte.com – A History of American
Rangers. Mir has authored nine non-fiction books. Some are on the reading lists of:
The U.S. Marine Corps Forces
Central Command
The Command and General Staff College Deputy Commandant's Deploying Officer
The U.S. Joint Forces Command's Pre-Deployment Afghanistan
Mir was interviewed by the National Review. He co-wrote and produced the awardwinning
motion picture Soldier of God. He was a German language coach and military technical
advisor to George Clooney in the motion picture The Good German. Mir was invited to speak at
the Malaga Film Commission's annual Cine y Turismo (Cinema and Tourism) seminar featuring
filmmakers and business leaders from around the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Volunteering · Basic and Airborne training · Ranger Indoctrination Program · Ranger Battalion training · Ranger School · Specialty Schools · Appearance and equipment · Experience of battle · Fighting in the jungle: Grenada and Panama · Fighting in the desert: Iraq · Fighting in built-up areas: Somalia · Mountain warfare: Afghanistan · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Glossary · Index

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U.S. Army Ranger 1983-2002 (Warrior Series): Sua Sponte - Of their own Accord 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author reveals in a 'as matter-of-fact' manner what an Army Ranger is all about. Very well-written; it gives the military aficionado, as well as the veteran, a clear account of the Ranger lifestyle... which goes beyond 'be all you can be!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book sounds like a great information piece for the modern day ranger. I am a member of the first ranger battalion and I think that this sounds really good, I can't wait to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read both of Mir Bahmanyar's new books (including Darby's Rangers) I find they are concise volumes full of accurate information. The entries on Ranger training from the beginning of service are excellent, written as only one who was there could manage. Also liked the format of each book very much.