The Marines are the original sea, air and land force of the U.S. and is the only branch that is capable of sea , air and land in its entirety to this very day. Also it is the only Branch in the U.S. Military that
The answer is Yes...but really No. Allow me to explain....One of the most well-known phrases in the US Navy is
Yes.I was in Ranger School with a Marine SEAL, and a couple of regular Seals.The Seal in my platoon was a landnav genius, and so took point on almost all of our night movements.Edit: In Ranger School, you wear no insignia on your uniform, except name
Can a Navy SWCC operative join the Navy SEALs?Sure, a US Navy Special Warfare Combatant craft Crewman could join the SEALs, IF he could pass the selection process and the basic BUD/S SEAL course. Of course, the SWCC qualification course is pretty much the same as SEAL training, and nobody
Although many answers here says that only US citizens can join the Navy Seals, there are Singaporean commandos who also went thru BUD/S and survived! Singapore's naval divers special: Tested, Brandon Choo is among best of the bestI
A Chaplain is an Officer. So there is in fact a process for any Officer, be it a Supply Officer or any other, to put in a request to change his or her ‘designator'.Just like an Enlisted Sailor of any Rating may submit a 1306 to request SEAL Training. The process
So I am assuming you think all Navy SEALs are enlisted. In fact a good percentage of them go to BUDs as officers. They still have to complete BUDs just as all the enlisted do and get additional training and
Can Navy Seals become pilots?A Couple things here...The navy does not have pilots they have aviators, naval flight officers and aircrew.Aviators and naval flight officers are all commissioned officers.Aircrew are the various enlisted personnel who may served with LAMPS helos, P8 aircraft, TACAMO
Do a lot of of Navy Seal candidates, who would have otherwise made great Seals, get washed out during training due to atrophy?
Do you mean muscle atrophy? I would say no. I wasn't a SEAL (mere Special Forces was I), but I have worked with enough of them. I have always seen and heard that if a SEAL candidate can pass the PT test to get into training then he's
No. Wether you're at war or not the training is virtual reality. Testing the strengths of vigilance to updating and perfecting all skills weak to excellent. Soldiers experiencing combat and
First of all, no two days in the teams are alike. Every day and every week of every year varies according to the current world situation, and the cycle a particular team is in - for example, deployed on a mission, pre-deployment, post deployment, Team training, Special Skills training or leave.Spec Ops Video: Spec Ops ShootingBefore planning
Here's the thing. When you get up into jsoc, most public info is classified at lest for twenty years. Most information is incomplete or extremely exaggerated. The lone survivor, and American sniper are examples of this. Not to detract from Chris Kyle he is and will
John Lilja is correct about meals being covered, but here are the details...Technically, all enlisted personnel are paid to cover their meals. However, if they are stationed at their normal duty station, the money that is paid for meals is actually taken out before the sailor is paid. This allowance
Short answer: Yes.Long answer: Navy SEALs are some of the most expensive and rare ground units in terms of training costs, equipment costs, and personnel numbers. We use them when we need their specialties (stealthy, moderate-or-long-preparation, direct action objectives) and this in turn pays for their costs. SEALs aren't supersoldiers, and in some instances are LESS EFFECTIVE than traditional
With respect to Maury, I think the answer sought is why are women not admitted into the SEAL program. I'll try to answer as best I can, ignoring the highly subjective and contested social dynamics of women in all-male atmospheres, as
It is normal that SOFs won't let women into their ranks, at least it may seem that way. However most of the time, it is just the fact that no women has so far made it through the selections, for example SEALs, green berets, marines etc. These are a lower rank of special forces, tier
How did Chris Kyle see his target when lining up his 2,100 yard shot (in the American Sniper movie his target is literally not visible to even his sniper's scope)?
I wasn't with Mr. Kyle at the time of the shot. But I'll accept the premise. How can you see something when you can't see it in your scope.I was having a conversation about the worst wind people had shot on. Several stories about
You're looking at this all wrong.This trait isn't instilled into SF or SEAL candidates during the training/assessment process, it is identified/tested and those who pass proceed on to further training. The initial part of any specialized training is to identify the people who should proceed and eliminate the rest out of the program.The same process
Navy SEALs are known for being terminators! They are among some of the most courageous men on earth but that doesn't mean that they do not feel fear. As Mark Twain once said
UPDATE: 7 JULY 2016 - Death Ruled Homicide by DrowningSeaman Lovelace's death was ruled a homicide by drowning, San Diego medical examiners revealed Wednesday in a development that could lead to charges against at least one training supervisor. Surveillance video showed that as Lovelace was struggling to tread water, an instructor dunked the trainee's head
How old are you?If you are 16 or so join the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps. (you are too old at 18)Then pass the Sea Cadet SEAL test https://magellan.seacadets.org/NSC_UPLOADS/LibraryDownloads/NSCTNG018_V2.pdfThen you could possibly be one of the Cadets that gets to train for 2 weeks with the SEALS.That's about the best way to train PHYSICALLY.Mentally, you need
SEALS are first class they have all the attributes of (for example) the SAS and SBS in the UK because in the UK the SBS special forces deal theoretically with marine operations where the SAS historically concentrated on land-based operations whereas ,
He was providing Overwatch sniper support for US Marines going door-to-door in Iraqi cities declared
First, it's SEAL, not Seal. It's an abbreviation, not a common noun.To answer your question, it really depends on your pathway to the Teams.Best case scenario:You enlist, get sent immediately to Boot Camp up at Great Lakes for 8 weeks. Then,
I asked a similar question last year:How do prospect Seals spend the days after the Hell Week? Do they advance to the next training session with little rest, or are there several days of recuperation with only light exercise, or perhaps some other way?They get a weekend off and the next week is
Hi. Ok, let's start with the fact that
All of the tough SOF careers are going to be fairly comparable as far as doing crazy amounts of push-ups. And, at that level, you can't even really count or put a real number to it. You could possibly just ballpark figure it. And in
The question should more accurately read:HOW MANY PUSHUPS DO NAVY SEALS DO IN TRAINING?I state that right up front because, SEALs do what they want once they get to the Team (i.e. platoon up). Some spend more time lifting. Some spend
All SEALs must go through the 24 week Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL school and then a 28 week SEAL qualification training program. But this is common knowledge. If you include my two year pre-training then 76 weeks total. I also went through sniper school which, to me, the suck really began but rewarding in the end.
None, and there will never be unless a woman can pass the training. The Navy and All branches even our 1st Responders should NEVER lower standards just so a woman can pass. If she can't do exactly what her shipmates are required to do, Time to choose another path.It is not
Daniel is correct about the initial training. However, like any other occupation in an elite field of study or practice, the training never really stops. BUD/S and STT take the raw Navy member and transforms him into a SEAL, but after that, you don't stop being thought of as a new
Well we all go through the same training pipeline initially (I.,e., we all go to BUD/S, Jump School, STT (or SQT now), etc. However, Officers also go to some Army school as well for some sort of leadership training (but doesn't make it any
I dunno... fighting a guy who can run for hours on sand, not sleep for three days, train in freezing water, continue to act even when drowning, swim underwater tying detcords until he passes out, and 110% committed to not giving up... pretty fucking tough I think.I'm a combat training instructor with 35 years of
Depends on what you want to do. I enlisted in the Marine Corps back in November 2017, shipping out for boot camp next week. I don't have active duty experience (yet), but what I can tell you are the reasons I picked the Marine Corp over all the other branches.1. The Marine Corps legacy is incredible. Men and
Let's put Chris Kyle's career into perspective. US Navy Seals are Tier 2 operators within the Special Operations community which make them the 1% of military personnel capable and willing to perform these kinds of operations. The fact that a guy from Texas
The US Marines are an amphibious expeditionary force whose main job is projection of power using the mobility of The US Navy. Basically, if you go to war with the USA, they're the first guys your soldiers will see and they'll be delivered by the US Navy. The Marines are capable of
All information and more here:42 Badass Facts about Navy SEALsDuring filming of The Grinch, Jim Carrey consulted a Navy SEAL to teach him how to handle torture so he could withstand the grueling make up process.SEAL training isn't particularly secretive, and San Diego tourists can visit local beaches and watch prospective SEALs haul
There are too good, but incomplete, answers to your question already posted. These two elements should answer your question fully. 1: Any otherwise person, who is otherwise eligible, may apply for SEAL training. This includes Hospital Corpsman. A SEAL who happens to be a Corpsman is just a plus! 2: In the mid to late 70′s it
My simple perspective sees two categories of people who lie about something like this.The first category consists of those who have legitimately served their country. These are the
Well, I'm not now or never have been one. I have met a few in the course of training, so I'll take a shot.My understanding is this: To become a seal, you first have to qualify and pass bud/s, which is basic underwater demolition/seal training that
Take the ASVAB test so the Navy can determine if you're suitable. I believe every branch is going to require you to take it in order to enlist, so this step isn't unique to being a SEAL.Talk to a Navy recruiter about joining for the
I just shake my head at all of the misconceptions and ignorance that most US civilians have about the US military.One of those misconceptions is about what a special operator is like. Most civilians think they are big, muscle-bound, hulks who walk the street with a swagger and a glare that says
It really depends on their rank and how long they been in. I'm E6 and my yearly salary is only $58k a year and I have been in for 15 years. Actually make less than that. This is only base pay. With BAH it can go up to six figures
Sharp ones...All joking aside, it's based mostly on personal preference. A lot of the old timers used standard issue KABAR's or other OTS dive knives. Mostly any knife that was sturdy, held it's edge reliably, and had a strong resistance to salt corrosion. Now you''all find all kinds of OTS brands in a guy's kit, from
Less than 1% are killed, maybe somewhere around .8-.9% or 1 in 115-120. Typically you would expect the number of wounded in a combat intensive unit to be at least 3–5 times higher if not 10 times higher. So maybe 2–10% of SEALs have been
There are a number of examples of similar scenarios on this page on TV Tropes: Real Life / Mugging The Monster - TV TropesTwo teenage car thieves broke into a van parked on a council estate in Manchester, only to discover that
I'm not a SEAL and I've never been in the military.BUT...I've interviewed Admiral McRaven, Jocko Willink, Cade Courtley, Mark Divine, and several other elite warriors.And my Editor once had his sights set on being a SEAL (a goal he's since dropped) and successfully got his pushup, pullup, and sit up maximums to 96, 35,
Depends on situation.The US seems to be more humane than Russia. America will be able to compromise if innocent lives are at risk during their operations. Spetsnaz... not much. So, US gets a point.But, it is Spetsnaz brutality that scares off the assholes that dare terrorize innocent people. America has the tech, but not the
Cui bono? In English roughly
There are not by any means,
Because we are looking for the intersection of two very small numbers:The number of women who are qualified to be Navy SEALS.The number of women who want to be Navy SEALS.The first point is talked about extensively in other answers. The simple fact is that the number of women who have the ability to pass
San Diego is where I discovered what I am made of, how amazing and resilient the mind and body are, and where the best of the best are selected for the worlds toughest, most rewarding job. San Diego is where I took my first steps to becoming a Navy SEAL.Video:
Because of media and propaganda, they have achieved a lot of publicity and attention from mostly ignorant people.The Navy SEALS' elite status is not something that is universally agreed on, having been lucky enough to work with a fair number of Singaporean Special Operations personnel, I always
Over the years in the service, Ive paid close attention to the dive pieces of my fellows and have taken a huge interest in them myself.Spec Ops Video: Spec Ops ShootingA proper timepiece is an essential piece of equipment for any SEAL. What most of
Why is the core US Navy SEAL training program called Basic Underwater Demolition (BUDS) even though SEALS are specialized in combat and not rigging underwater structures for demolition?
Because that's exactly what their predecessors (the
You're in luck. There is a baseline to get to the training.Assignment to BUD/S is conditional on the SEAL Physical Screening Test (PST). Prospective trainees are expected to exceed the minimums. The minimum requirements are 500 yd (460 m) swim using breast or combat sidestroke in under 12:30 with a competitive time
How likely am I to become a special forces soldier (like a navy seal, delta or ranger) if am a foreigner? Cause I'd really like to serve in US army.
As long as you are a legal resident in the US you can serve in the US military. And, in fact, if you are interested in citizenship, service gives you something of a leg up. But just being in the
Oh boy... Someone with more time will probably write a beautiful answer to this question, but I'll give you the short version.Going after: You have the opportunity to pursue a commission as an officer, which is a ton of work and responsibility but basically makes the whole experience better in almost every way, including pay and career prospects
After finishing BUDS and becoming an official Navy SEAL, what is the regular weekly physical training that the US Navy SEALs go through each week?
This is a solid question -the majority of information out there focuses on what it "takes physically" to become a SEAL instead of what training occurs "once you are a SEAL". I will keep this short and sweet. After BUDS you go to
Depends on what your standards are for
MARCOS and Navy Seals, both have potential, But Navy seals are more better than Marcos because of technology as well as experience.The MARCOS of India --1.MARCOS were raised as the Indian Marine Special Forces (IMSF) in 1985. Two years later, they were renamed the Marine Commando Force (MCF). Their motto is – The Few The Fearless.
Yes and no.No, a servicemember can only join units within their respective services.EXCEPT ONE (possibly two units) - ALL personnel from all of the armed services are welcome to try out for CAG (aka Delta) and one of its intelligence supporting units. This special missions unit specifically recruits certain USAF intelligence specialties.Otherwise,
Can I do ROTC and become a Navy Seal?Yes. Both enlisted sailors and commissioned officers can become SEALs. Just make sure you join the Navy and not some other service. It'll be pretty awkward if you are at your graduation ceremony for Army ROTC and you tell them you want to become a SEAL.
Its not so much that they cant by regulation wear them, their not practical. If you look at at servicemen and women , the ones that need prescription eyewear, usually have on a type of prescription goggle with elastic strap, much like you'll see pro basketball players wearing. Those who serve in office and administrative
Answer is yes, but all answers given are incorrect. This is straight from the CRUITMAN about your vision question. Any question regarding SO can be found on their website SEALSWCC.COM tooSO/SB. Normal color perception. Uncorrected vision can be no worse than 20/70 in worse eye and 20/40 in best eye. Corrected vision must be 20/25 worst eye.
Not every country has SEALs. They have frogmen, but not SEALs.Also, by
"Black" Op's aren't, they are operations just like any other missions that come down the pike. The term "Black Op's" has more to do with movies and TV then any real missions. Same for a "wet ops" supposedly you are going to get wet with the blood of your
You fail to realize that all SPECOPS units in the US Military are voluntary units. That means you can unvolunteer any time you no longer wish to be there. So, if in some weird alternate universe this actually did happen, then the individual in question just has to go and tell his Commander
Let's put it like this; There are former Navy SEALS that are current members of Delta Force but there are no former members of Delta that have become SEALS.Delta Force is the pinnacle of a Tier 1 Military Force. Once someone becomes a
First I am a woman and therefore women were never allowed to be SEALS. I am retired as a US Navy HM or Corpman-laymen terms a "medic".Seals do attend Ranger Training and Army Rangers also attend "some" Navy Seal Training...this is relatively new as the
Do Navy SEALs work on land? I know their specialty is the sea. Do they get in combat and firefights or just dangerous operations that include guns and combat in general? What is the difference between the Navy and a Navy SEAL?
The answer lies in thier name itself SEa, Air and Land. Get it? SEAL. SEALS are trained to participate in combat in all three elements. They are HIGHLY effective at land engagements as well as water-borne assaults. Air is kinda a
Do you think Pakistan knew the NAVY SEALs were conducted the Bin Laden raid but could not admit it because of the backlash?
It was a staged operation with the help of Pakistan and i don't think Pakistan is so dumb that american navy seals reach abbotabad ,kill osama and blow their own helicopter and go back without Pakistan even knowing about it, just few km away from capital Islamabad and i don't think if there was Osama in that building
Does the media just use "SEAL Team 6" as a generic term any time the the SEALs are involved, or do we just not hear about what the other teams have accomplished? I understand that the public will not ever know of all the SEAL activities.
SEAL Team Six is a purposeful NSW misnomer for DevGru SEALS, who are chosen from the most elite SEALs. DevGru SEALs Teams are based in VA., and go by color designation. For example, the Red DevGru Team killed bin Laden in Operation Neptune Spear. DevGru SEALs
The short answer to your question is you can't, but let me explain.The answer will depend on what you have in mind. It will be helpful (and hopefully interesting) to point out that the physical training (PT) that SEAL's do is only a small part of
The underwater world is our playground. No other military unit is trained as well to use the water for combat operations. How dangerous? In the past we have delivered nuclear weapons to targets on the high seas. We have brought our silent SDV submarines under
Commonly only as deep as they need to. Sometimes SEALS deploy from submerged submarines to insert into a combat zone for a mission. This will commonly be in relatively shallow water however, as your body cannot instantly acclimate to extreme stresses like the weight of extra atmospheres of pressure deep water puts
A good way to start your journey is to get the book
SEALS started out as underwater demolition teams (UDT) frogmen. Their name change to UDT/SEALS then just SEALS.This gives you a clue. They use stealth as their main tool, attacking ships in ports by attaching explosive charges to the hull below the water line.Seals might be called on to provide a diversion in a port prior to an assault
You're looking at this all wrong.This trait isn't instilled into SF or SEAL candidates during the training/assessment process, it is identified/tested and those who pass proceed on to further training. The initial part of any specialized training is to identify the people who should proceed and eliminate the rest out of the program.The same
How do Navy SEALS feel about Eric Greitens? I'd really like to hear from some SEALS both active duty and retired.
Just so you're aware, you're not going to get an answer to this in a public forum except for maybe a broad
I can say absolutely without a don't I am the best at diffusing several carne asada burritos a day with very efficient pre salsa mix and pre water or ect drain at corner of bottom burrito I have even upt my game to include a couple of pauses to chip and salsa and soda drink highly secretive
The training for ST6 is pretty different than regular BUD/S. All candidates are already SEALs, so there is already a
There are only two ways your status as a SEAL can end without your consent:You get forcibly discharged from the US Navy, perhaps via forced retirement or perhaps via disciplinary action over some misconduct, e.g. a dishonorable discharge.You die.Even if you stay in the Navy but get
Navy SEAL training is continuous and it never ends. It starts at the Navy Recruit Training, progresses onto the Preparatory School, then you go to BUD/S. If you make it, you go to Army Airborne School and SEAL Qualification Training, followed by SERE. This will take about 2 years.After this basic training, you show up
How many former Marines have become Navy Seals?Several. I work with one of, if not the very first one. He was a Marine infantry officer and applied for an interservice transfer to the US Navy to become a SEAL. It took a very long time - about
I asked a similar question last year:How do prospect Seals spend the days after the Hell Week? Do they advance to the next training session with little rest, or are there several days of recuperation with only light exercise, or perhaps some
I did a 2 year mandatory military service back home and moved to US to study. I would like to push my limits and become a Navy Seal. How can I become one?
Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) is a recruitment program by the United States Department of Defense, through which legal non-immigrants (not citizens or legal permanent residents of USA) with certain critical skills are recruited into the military services of US.I know F-1 students who have done the program mentioned above. I'm not sure it's
I was going to do it but everything worked against me; wrong source rating in boot camp, bad eyesight when I got to fleet, too big, can't run, pretty lazy, and then on my last ship I ran into a GMC
If you want to be among the best of the best among hard, strong men: if you want to prove your mettle against all the danger the world has to offer: if you want to set yourself apart from all but a few like yourself, then perhaps you could try it.
No, Chris Kyle was 24 years old when he became a SEAL in real life, not 30 as depicted in the movie. If you are asking about what is the maximum age you can be to start BUD/S (the beginning of SEAL training, the answer to that question is this: Applicants can be accepted up to 28 years
They focus on Calisthenics aka body weight exercises along with long distance running and swimming.In my opinion, calisthenics demonstrates the pinnacle of fitness.Navy seals practice calisthenics for hours together everyday. There's nothing more amazing than lifting your own
I'm actually friends with Lt. Justin Legg and he has gone through some amazingly touch medical conditions. He's beaten cancer (leukemia) as well as survived a double lung transplant. Because of both of these, his health will always be somewhat compromised, what with the cocktail of drug and anti-rejection meds he
Navy SEALs are Spec Ops. They conduct a wide variety of operations like rescue missions, raids, and much more. They can operate anywhere in the world from sea, air, and land. You need to enlist in the regular Navy, then enlist to become a SEAL, do some introduction training, then try out for BUD/s, jump school,
Usually, that would refer to someone who used to be a SEAL, but is no longer in the Navy for whatever reason. Typically that implies an honorable discharge - folks who have been forcibly kicked out would normally not be referred to by others as
A2A - Given your bio, I'm sure you know that there is no ST-9; just as Cdr Hyder and others have pointed out. However, I wonder if the reference to the non-existent team isn't one of the inside jokes that SEALs use to deal with the realities of the job. We used to joke that SEAL Team
E = EgotisticalAs in Seriously Egotistical.....Nooooooo, just kidding, my book writing friends.SEAL is actually a pretty cool and unique acronym.This Naval Special Warfare operations force is proficient in operations on the Sea, Air and Land.I find it interesting because the entire word
SQT stands for SEAL Qualification Training, and most would consider this the actual "training" course for becoming a SEAL. BUD/S gets all of the attention, but it's really just the selection process to see if you're even allowed to start the real training to become a SEAL.SQT is currently
Here is my perspective.Me ... Navy then Army.Definitely never a SEAL.But my last two free falls were with SEALs out of Dam Neck ... Team 6 guys ... like Army Delta.I drank with them in VA Beach next to Oceania AKA Dam Neck when I got back from Colombia in 14 ... again.Role of SEALs???Special
What kinds of missions do the Navy SEALs perform? What's the difference between the Navy SEALs and DEVGRU in terms of operations?
Navy SEALsSpecial OperationsHVT RaidsDirect ActionCounter TerrorismForeign Internal DefenseCounter-ProliferationCounter Narcotics operationsHostage RescueSEAL Team SixCounter TerrorismHostage RescueDirect ActionSpecial ReconnaissanceEven though normal navy SEALs do them as well, SEAL Team Six are more likely to conduct hostage rescues and terrorist missions.