The name US Navy Seals comes from the environment within which they operate. That is on the sea, in the air and on land. The seals are the key special operation force of the U.S. Navy. They are part of the U.S. Special operations Command and Naval Special Warfare Command.
What Do US Navy Seals Do?
Their functions include conducting small-unit naval military operations that originate from, as well as, return to an ocean or coastline. They also negotiate shallow water regions like the Persian Gulf Coastline, where it is impossible for submarines and huge ships to operate because of depth. Wherever other troops are, the navy seals are there or have been there. They usually get in and out of combat zones first without being noticed. Gathering intelligence, wiping out targets and performing rescue operations are part of what they do.
Requirements for Becoming a SEAL
To be accepted, you must pass a specific number of physical and mental requirements. These comprise of pre-enlistment medical screening, AFQT, ASVAB, PST, & C-SORT. After all this a candidate has to get a seal contract through passing the physical screening test. This includes fifty push-ups in two minutes, a five hundred-yard swim within 12:30, fifty sit-ups in two minutes, and finally a one and a half miles run within 10:30. Receiving a passing score means that you qualify for admission to training so as to become a US Navy Seal.
Training is quite vigorous leading to a very high dropout rate (up to 80% at times). An average candidate can spend more than a year in successive formal training environments prior to getting the Special Warfare Operator Naval Rating Award. They also get the NEC (Navy Enlisted Classification) 5326 Combatant Swimmer, or the title “Naval Special Warfare Officer” for commissioned naval officers.
The training pipeline includes an eight-week marine Special Warfare preparation training, twenty-four week critical underwater demonstration, 3-week parachute jump training, and a twenty-six-week SQT (SEAL Qualification Training). After graduation, the trainee will receive a desirable Navy Seal trident that gives him the title “Navy SEAL.” After that, the seal will be assigned to some seal team and go through an eighteen month pre-deployment training program, prior to being considered deployable.
The navy seals perform exceptional activities for the nation. Many wish to become Navy Seals but only the best is chosen. You can celebrate this wonderful naval service and dedication to the nation by designing a unique US Navy Ring that is wonderfully crafted.