membership is not gender exclusive, it is species exclusive (humans and Minbari only). Training bases were established. Their main base is located on Minbar, however, not all Minbari are comfortable with the aims and fraternity of the Rangers. To ensure continued support by the Minbari-at-large and the safety of the organization, additional bases were established on other worlds whose governments are sympathetic to the Cause. One such base was located in Drazi space on the planet Zagros VII. It was financially supported by the Minbari. That base has since been abandoned; its personnel evacuated before the Shadows could capture it in January, 2260.
Following the decimation of the Narn by the Centauri in October, 2259, Captain John Sheridan gained co-control of the Babylon 5 division of Rangers with Minbari Ambassador Delenn. By March 2260, all Rangers were ordered to withdraw from Earth Alliance space and were placed on a heightened state of alert. After Sinclair's departure in August, 2260, the Rangers needed another leader.
While former Grey Councilman Rathenn was a good choice for Entil'Zha (he was assistant to Sinclair throughout the reactivation and training of the Rangers), it was felt that Delenn would be a better choice. She accepted, despite objections from the Warrior Caste headed by Neroon. Neroon felt that this was another part of her bid for power; with the Grey Council disbanded, he felt she vied for military power to counter the warrior caste. While no Minbari has killed another for a thousand years, for the good of his people Neroon would break the law. Ranger Marcus Cole, upon the bidding of Lennier, stalled Neroon's strike by calling upon Den'Sha, the fight to the death. Neroon was the better fighter, but in the end, the fight was to the death: Neroon's. A mere human was willing to die in for a cause, for Delenn, and called upon Valen's name, where Neroon's aim was to strike one of his own kind down. For a human to be more minbari than he at that moment brought a revelation and a new respect. Marcus wasritically wounded, but was soon healed in the Babylon 5 Medlab. Delenn was installed as the new Entil'Zha without incident.
Rangers, whether human or Minbari, are taught the same. Humans require more training since they must also learn the Minbari way of doing things. They are taught delight, respect, and compassion. They learn that for one's actions to be pure they must proceed from direction, determination, patience and strength. Rangers are taught how to live, breathe, fight, die and taught how to face and use terror.
Martial training includes learning the art Denn'na, or pike fighting. F'hursna Sech Durhan, a legend with the Minbari Fighting Pike, teaches only those students he deems worthy. Those who pass his high standards are awarded their own pike.