Traditionally in the past if, you wanted to become a member of the Elite United States Navy Special Operations Community, ie a ?Navy SEAL? you had to be selected as a person who was already a member of the Navy or Marine Corps. However, did you know that the United States Navy now has a program allowing young men to apply to be a Navy SEAL from the point of enlistment?
A new and challenging program allows young men to join the Navy as a potential Navy SEAL recruit. At the current time, Navy SEAL participation is limited to men only.
Being a SEAL is a challenging path. It is not for the timid or shy, and if you apply and succeed, you will be part of a strong and proud tradition that stretches back to the beginning of the SEAL team program back in 1962; You will then have the opportunity, provided you pass all the qualifying tests, to become a SEAL. Several phases are involved in SEAL training. However, it is now possible to declare when you enlist that you want to aim for Navy SEAL team Special Operations team training.
Some of the different phases include Indoctrination, consisting of basic conditioning and first Phase training. You will learn hydrographic charts and surveys, experience harsh physical conditioning and learn basic level small boat seamanship. If you make it through this phase you will possibly make it the distance, this is often where many wash out early. The Second Phase, or Diving phase, which covers closed and open circuit underwater combat, long distance underwater diving, and scuba diving skills.
Third Phase, Land Warfare phase of BUD training. You will learn weapons training, underwater explosives, small unit tactics, rappelling, military land and land navigation.
There are several more courses after BUD training that an elite Navy SEAL trainee has to undergo. These can include (but are not limited to) Sniper training, HALO parachuting, Foreign language training, Jump Master training, training in explosive breach techniques and Basic Training In Parachute operations.
Therefore, if you believe that you have what it takes, you should see a Navy Recruiter and talk about options to enlist declaring your interest in SEAL team Navy Special Operations.