What is a Powerpoint Ranger?

Staff officer 

Are you a slave to PowerPoint? Do you find yourself too often making presentations and briefings? Do you work in a cubicle or spend most of your day staring at a computer screen? Careful, you just might be a PowerPoint Ranger. Check out our tongue-in-cheek salute to all the PowerPoint Rangers.

powerpoint ranger logo

Home of Army Staff personnel: The Powerpoint Ranger

The Power Point Ranger's Creed, View this in Presentation mode for a laugh

The Ballad of the PowerPoint Ranger, sung to the tune of the Green Beret

PowerPoint Pogues Homepage, more Powerpoint Ranger tomfoolery

The Crash of the PowerPoint Briefing, another humourous series of rhymes.

My PowerPoint, the original Powerpoint 95 animated 1-page chart. Hooah!

The further Adventures of Doctrine Man. The Cartoon series

Powerpoint Ranger, the cartoon & Blog


Embrace the Suck: You are not Alone

Article, Dumb-dumb Bullets, by T.X. Hammes, As a decision-making aid, PowerPoint is a poor tool. Armed Forces Journal

Article, PowerPoint: Boon, bane, or barometer of a paradigm shift? By Roger T. Conroy

Article, What's Your Point, Lieutenant? Please, Just Cut To The Pie Charts By Greg Jaffe, Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal

Article, The PowerPoint rant that got a colonel fired Army Times reporting

Article, We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint, New York Times

Order a PowerPoint Stand-down Captain E. Tyler Wooldridge III, U.S. Navy (Retired) Proceedings, December 2004

Powerpoint Ranger Bandit.three.six

The life of a young consultant: PowerPoint Rangers, The Economist

Did a Powerpoint briefing launch a lucrative career? From the article:  Barnett, an expert on Russia and the Warsaw Pact who holds a Harvard doctorate in political science, was a professor of strategy at the Naval War College and adviser to the Pentagon's Office of Force Transformation when he devised a PowerPoint briefing that catapulted him to prominence after Sept. 11, 2001.

Is the Lessig briefing method the next big thing? Read here.

Powerpoint Ranger Merchandise and Apparel Get your Powerpoint Ranger gear from here.

All Soldiers are eventually a Powerpoint Ranger

Register for Access

  • Instant Member Access

    Register and pay an annual subscription of ($9.99) for immediate access.

  • Free Access

    For a free account, upload a fresh, new class. We will review your file and approve 1-week free access (up to 48-hours to confirm).