The STARFLEET Special Operations Rangers, also known as Rangers, is a Special Operations Force (SOF), tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism.  The first two emphasize language, cultural, and training skills in working with foreign troops. Other duties include combat search and rescue (CSAR), security assistance, peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian demining, counter-proliferation, and psychological operations; other components of the STARFLEET Special Operations, or STARFLEET Marine activities may also specialize in these secondary areas   Many of their operational techniques are classified.

It is recommended that any recruit, who wishes to be a ranger, first read the Ranger’s Manual, and then take courses from the following schools in the College of Special Operations Training:  School of Camouflage, School of Deployment Methods, School of Rappelling, School of Reconnaissance, School of Survival, Evasion and Resistance, and School of Terrain Analysis.  From the SFMCA, they can additionally take classes from the Infantry and Special Operations schools