well with the 101 lrrp rangers they would recruite ppl at diffrent bases basicly it was the people who didnt fit in to a normal line company who became lrrps, theres a famouse story of a guy built like sweade who was watchin his first movie in country that happened to be a clint eastwood movie and some grunts saids something for him to kick off, well he tore the place apart but his name was down to be a lrrp and lt dan mcisake ( it thats how u spell it ) got him outa trouble with the mp's and said i want him in my lrrps "thats they type of guy i want"
but from my understanding some lrrps got on the job training and was shit canned if they didnt make the grade others left as it got to much for them and started seeing things that wasnt there, or others fell out with team mates, basicly if ur on the team for days on end and either didnt trust the judgement of ur tl or atl you didnt last.
again this is something i learned from the 101 vets so would love to hear daves veiws on this if it was the same with the cav lrrps
Yes there were guys who didn't make it through initial in company training, and guys who didnt work out in the field and were reassigned, There were also some guys who decided after several missions they had had enough and asked out. More than one guy decided they couldnt take the pressure of being a team leader and asked to be removed and remained valuable team members.
Stress got to some guys sneaking through woods full of well armed enemy troops for days can be sort of stressful, finding tiger sign or even seeing tiger just befor dark can cause fitful sleep. (I'll have to tell you guys about the team that had an asian black bear stumble into them in the middle of the night sometime) Or watching a stream all afternoon to determine where there was the least croc activity before crossing after dark. Guys who did the job and then decided they couldnt do it any more and asked out are stillconsidered our brothers and not faulted for their decisions at all. LRRPs had varied histories and there were some who had "difficulties" in other units, but by and large the line commanders complained the other way that LRRPs seemed to steal the best and most promising soldiers from the replacement pool. A number of guys who came to lrrps with some problems in their past became outstanding lrrps.