Navy SEALs

Not just any one can be a SEAL it takes a lot to be one of them.

Navy SEAL’s are one of the most elite military forces, not the animal. SEAL stands for sea, air and land. They go through training for 30 months, they jump out of helicopters, and that’s just part of the training! (See page three for details). Navy SEAL’s are pretty important as they just brought the mastermind of the attack on the World Trade Center to justice! Even the Navy SEAL’s dogs they train are awesome. The SEAL’s pull out the dogs teeth and put in titanium ones so they don’t break or chip. Navy SEALs began in 1962. They were called The Elite Soldiers at first, not SEALs. Navy SEAL’s are most well known for their rigorous training. (See slide three) I hope your ready to learn about SEAL’s!

Qualifications and test to be a SEAL

Qualifications:

  • Must be 28 or younger
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be an active member of the Navy
  • Must be a man  (Sorry women)
  • Must have good vision: 20/40 on one eye the other one 20/70. Surgery allowed if needed.
  • Must pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Test:

  • Swim 500 yards in 12.5 minutes
  • 10 min. rest
  • Do 42 push-ups in two minutes
  • Rest two minutes
  • Do 50 sit-ups in two minutes
  • Two minutes rest
  • Do 6 pull-ups no time limit
  • 10 minutes rest
  • Run 1.5 miles in boots and long pants in less then 11.5 minutes
Training

Navy SEALs are like a machine.

This is what they go through to be that way: Navy SEAL’s lift 1,000 pounds of logs that usually take 12 men to carry but they only use 8. It is pure torture. At night they take off all their clothes except for their underwear and the instructors dump water all over them and they have to huddle together to conserve heat. Every hour the instructors dump more on. Another exercise is they climb up and down mountains in long pants and a coat with 40 pound rucksacks. One more exercise is they tie their hands up behind their backs and they have to swim like that. That is how they become ultra fit superheroes!

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