Navy Seals: The Elite of the U.S. Military Special Forces
The United States Navy SEALS is a fighting power unlike any other fighting force in the world. SEAL standing for “Sea, Air and Land” is a branch under the United States Navy and the United States Armed Forces. The SEALS are called on for unconventional warfare and fighting. The U.S. Navy SEALS is comprised of the most elite soldiers in all of the U.S. Armed Forces. The badge for the Navy SEALS is all gold with a trident, anchor, gun, and eagle (similar to Anheuser-Busch’s eagle of today’s beer company).
SEAL Training. The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
To become a Navy SEAL, soldiers must complete a six month long Navy SEALS training and elimination course know as BUD/S, or Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL. These training camps can either take place in San Diego or Virgina Beach. Soldiers can work on becoming an expert in either diving, demolition, or land warfare. The training also includes the dreaded “hell week”, where soldiers are truly put to the test. Only the soldiers that work their extreme hardest advance pass this grueling week. For most people, this task is completely impossible to pass.
If you thought being a SEAL was enough, there’s more!
Once Navy SEALS training has been accomplished, you will be placed in a task unit which consist of approximately 300 personnel. Before deployed for military action, Navy SEALS training lasts for another 18 months to tune up their skills and become all they can be. Also, being a branch under of the U.S. Navy, the SEALS receive all the benefits that Navy personnel are entitled to. Benefits include health coverage, affordable life insurance policies, several ways to pay for education, and over four weeks of paid vacation every year.
To become US Navy SEAL the requirements are: to hold US citizenship, have no more than two dependent minors, be a high school graduate (or meet equivalency standards), 28 years old or less, and have correctable 20/20 vision. If a soldier has met all of these requirements, the only thing stopping them from being a Navy SEAL is the six exhausting months of training. During the six months of BUD/S training the soldiers are required to complete a 500-yard swim in under 12:30, at least 42 push-ups in two minutes, at least six pull-ups, and 1.5 mile run in boots and long pants in under 11 minutes. If you feel that you can accomplish Navy SEALS training with confidence, then maybe you should start considering being part of the strongest and toughest group of men on earth. Become a Navy SEAL.