U.S. Navy SEALs

Jace Arthur

Education

There isn't any easy way to become a Navy SEAL. It is one of the hardest career paths both mentally and physically. But, it comes with a lot of perks and it is also one of the most honorable jobs. The education requirements for this career are not that high compared to other jobs such as a Lawyer or a Doctor. You have to be a high school graduate, and have to be fluent in reading, speaking, writing, and must understand the English language. You can attend a college before enlisting into BUD/s. It's not required but if you choose to do that, you come in as a higher rank then the applicants who don't attend college before enrolling into BUD/s.

Works Cited


"Navy SEAL." www.military.com. n.p. n.d. Web. 27 April. 2015.





"Navy SEAL." www.sealswcc.com n.p. n.d. Web. 27 April. 2015.

BUD/s

Stage 1: Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School (BUD/s Prep)

The BUD/s Prep School is located in Great Lakes, Illinois. This training curriculum is two months long and begins with a Physical Screening Test (PST). It also ends with (PST)

Physical Screening Test (PST) requirements:

  • "1,000- yard swim- with fins (20 minutes or under)"
  • "Push ups: at least 70 (2 minute time limit)"
  • "Pull ups: at least 10 (2 minute time limit)"
  • "Curl-ups: at least 60 (2 minute time limit)"
  • "Four-mile run- with shoes + pants (31 minutes or under)"
Those who do not pass this Physical Screening Test get dropped from training and are assigned to other roles in the Navy.

Stage 2: NSW Orientation: Intro to BUD/s:

This orientation lasts for three weeks long. All candidates get introduced to Coronado where the Naval Special Warfare Center and the lifestyle of Spec-Ops training. It gets the officers and enlisted men accustomed to the obstacle course, teamwork, and brotherhood. Candidates are selected for BUD/s by demonstration of the right character, attitude, and dedication and passion for being a SEAL. The selected candidates begin their first day of the hardest training course in the world by attending Basic Crewman Training.

Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL Training (BUD/s)

BUD/s consists of three phases. The first phase is just basic conditioning. You run, get pounded by waves, you get assigned to a boat crew and then there is Hell Week.

The second phase is is Dive Phase which consists of all underwater training which is 80% of a Navy SEAL/s job. The third phase is Demolition Phase which basically teaches you how to blow stuff up, shoot guns, and learn proper moving techniques with a rifle in your hand.

First phase:

The first phase of BUD/s is just basic conditioning and physical training. It also causes many candidates to (DOR) Drop on Request. The first phase also includes Hell Week. Which is where most candidates (DOR). It is 5 and a half days long. Each candidate only gets 4 hours of sleep but runs over 200 miles, and trains physically for more than 20 hours per day. Hell Week separates those who are dedicated and have a passion for being a Frogman and those who are not.



Second phase:

The second phase is the Combat Diving Phase, which is where all underwater training takes place. Operating under water is a SEAL/s strong suit. That is what separates them from all the other branches of service is their ability to operate underwater. More guys (DOR) during Dive Phase because most people are uncomfortable underwater, which is why BUD/s has Dive Phase, to help you operate comfortably underwater. If you're not, you're liable to mess something and get your team killed or even yourself killed.



Third Phase:

The third phase is Land Warfare Training. It lasts for seven weeks and is the last phase of BUD/s. "It involves basic weapon training, demolition training (blowing stuff up), land navigation, rapelling, marksmanship, and small-unit tactics."

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Post BUD/s SQT

SEAL Qualifying Training:

This provides BUD/s graduates with the core tactical skills and knowledge they need to join a SEAL Team. It also prepares them for the advanced training they will receive once they join a SEAL Team.


SQT Includes:


  • Weapons Training
  • Small Unit Tactics
  • Land Navigation
  • Cold Weather Training
  • Medical Preparations and Maritime Operations