|Motto:||The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday|
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Navy SEAL (The United States Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams) One of the SEALs' primary functions is to conduct small-unit maritime military operations which originate from, and return to a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. SEALs can negotiate shallow water areas such as the Persian Gulf coastline, where large ships and submarines are limited due to depth. They are trained to operate in all environments for which they are named. SEALs are also prepared to operate in a variety of climates, such as desert, arctic, and jungle.
All SEALs are male members of the United States Navy. The CIA's highly secretive Special Activities Division (SAD) and more specifically its elite Special Operations Group (SOG) recruits operators from the SEAL Teams. Joint Navy SEALs and CIA operations go back to the MACV-SOG during the Vietnam War. This cooperation still exists today and is seen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The modern day U.S. Navy SEALs can trace their roots to World War II. The United States Navy recognized the need for the covert reconnaissance of landing beaches and coastal defenses. As a result, the Amphibious Scout and Raider School was established in 1942 at Fort Pierce, Florida. The Scouts and Raiders were formed in September of that year, just nine months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, from the Observer Group, a joint U.S. Army-Marine-Navy unit
Before getting accepted into Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, a prospective candidate must pass a certain number of both mental and physical requirements. These tests include: Pre-enlistment medical screening, ASVAB, AFQT, C-SORT, and PST. Then, the candidate must get a SEAL contract by passing the SEAL Physical Screening Test: 500 yard swim in 12:30, 50 push ups in 2 minutes, 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes, 10 consecutive pull-ups in 2 minutes, and a 1.5 mile run in 10:30. If the candidate receives a passing score, he may then be admitted into training to become a Navy SEAL. SEAL training is extremely rigorous, with the dropout rate sometimes over 80 percent. The average candidate spends over a year in a series of formal training environments before being awarded the Special Warfare Operator Naval Rating and the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 5326 Combatant Swimmer (SEAL) or, in the case of commissioned naval officers, the designation Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Officer.
Navy SEAL training pipeline
8-week Naval Special Warfare Prep School
24-week Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training
3-week Parachute Jump School
26-week SEAL Qualification Training (SQT)
Upon graduation from SQT, trainees receive the coveted Navy SEAL Trident, designating them as Navy SEALs. They are subsequently assigned to a SEAL Team or SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Team and begin 18-months of predeployment training before they are considered deployable. This training consists of:
6-month Professional Development - Individual Specialty Training (ProDev)
6-month Unit Level Training (ULT)
6-month Squadron Integration Training (SIT)
Those Enlisted SEALs with a medical rating will first attend the Special Operation Combat Medic Course for 6 months in Fort Bragg North Carolina before joining a team in order to become a SEAL medic. Those pursuing Officer positions first attend the Junior Officer Training Course to learn about operations planning and how to perform team briefings. In total it can take over 2.5 years to completely train a Navy SEAL for his first deployment.
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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
Every day you need to work harder than the last.
Be Someone Special
Posted at [[BUD/S]]: if you become a Navy SEAL, you’ll need to work everyday to be someone special.
Depending on tone used: 1. I’m so damn motivated 2. Yes! 3 F#@K You!
Pain is weakness Leaving the Body
Training to be a Navy SEAL is painful. But as you get stronger you don’t feel as much pain.
You did something wrong and now have to do pushups. (Min. of 20 before asking permission to recover)
Say Goodnight to The Sun
Lined up on the beach, Hellweek students get to Say Goodnight To The Sun and hello to the drop in temperature each night.
The More You Sweat In Training, The Less You Bleed In Combat
You need to train harder and longer than your enemies to survive.