"THE ONLY EASY DAY WAS YESTERDAY"
US Navy SEAL Training
The US Navy SEAL training course is one of the most arduous courses in the world. Success rate is less than 30% with more than 70% dropout, failure to maintain academic standards, or physical breakdown rate. No other course demands as much of men. No other service demands as much of men.
SE = SEA A = AIR L = LAND
On SEA, in the AIR, or on LAND the SEALs are the BEST!
Qualification to become a US Navy SEAL
1. You must be a US Citizen2. You must be male
3. You must be between 18 and 28 when you enter training, although up to 30 years old may be accepted with special waivers.
4. You must have 20/20 vision. You may have up to 20/200 uncorrected but it must be corrected to 20/20.
5. ASVAB = Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
All inductees in any Armed Service will take the ASVAB to determine their qualifications and skills. This battery of tests includes: Mathmatics, Arithmatic Reasoning, Shop and Auto Mechanics, Electronic Information, Mechanical Comprehension, Numerical Operations, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, General Sciences and more. The SEAL candidates must score well in selected areas to qualify.
6. PST - Physical Screening Test
In order to qualify for SEAL training you must be able to:
a) 500 yard swim (side stroke, CSS stroke, or breast stroke) within 9 minutes followed by 10 minutes rest
b) 42 push-ups within 2 minutes followed by 2 minutes rest
c) 50 sit-ups within 2 minutes followed by 2 minutes rest
d) 6 pull-ups – there is no time limit followed by 10 minute rest
e) 1.5 mile run within 9 minutes
If you just pass these physical requirements you will have less than 10% chance of completeing SEAL training. It is recommended that at least 26 weeks of physical training be engaged in prior to making SEAL application.
SEALS IN FRONT LEANING REST POSITION SEALS TRAIN IN TEAMWORK
SEAL CLIMBING OVER OBSTACLE IN COURSE RAPPELLING TRAINING TOWER
DIVING IN MURKY WATERS DIVING IN OPEN OCEAN ALONGSIDE A SUB
INTERCEPTING PIRATES OFF SOMALI COAST / ASSAULT ON SHIP VIA HELICOPTER INSERTION