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Official force name
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U.S. Navy SEALs

Nickname

Frogmen
For the Wizard of Oz series character, see Frogman (Oz character). ...

Branch

U.S. Navy The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...

Chain of Command

U.S. Navy Special Warfare Command
NAVSPECWARCOM, although controlled by USSOCOM NAVSPECWARCOM logo. ... Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command. ...

Description

Sea, air and land special operations/counter-terrorist force trained forunconventional warfare, direct action, reconnaissance, counter-terrorism, information warfare, security assistance and personnel recovery.

Readiness
Unconventional warfare (UW) is the opposite of conventional warfare. ... For the Canadian urban guerilla group Direct Action see Squamish Five Direct action is a method and a theory of stopping objectionable practices or creating more favorable conditions using immediately available means. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Specializations

Conducting airborne operations, conducting direct action operations, conducting raids, counter-terrorism, hydographic and special reconnaissance, infiltrating and exfiltrating by sea, air or land, intelligence gathering, recovery of personnel and special equipment, support of general purpose forces (GPF), underwater demolition. U.S. paratroopers jump into Australia on a military training exercise. ... Raid or RAID may refer to: Raid (police action), when police invade a building or area. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... An intelligence agency is a governmental organization devoted to gathering of information by means of espionage (spying), communication interception, cryptoanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources. ... Underwater demolition refers to the destruction or neutralization of man-made or natural underwater obstacles. ...

Headquarters

Naval Special Warfare Command
San Diego, California
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Insertion date

Traced back to 1943, but officially commissioned on January, 1962.

Reason for creation

Conducting unconventional and counter-guerrilla warfare in blue and brown water environments.

The United States Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) forces are the most elite Special Operations Force of the U.S Navy. They have fought in every major US conflict since the Vietnam War, and today are employed in unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, counter-terrorism, and special reconnaissance operations. Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Commanders Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US... Unconventional warfare (UW) is the opposite of conventional warfare. ... For the Canadian urban guerilla group Direct Action see Squamish Five Direct action is a method and a theory of stopping objectionable practices or creating more favorable conditions using immediately available means. ... Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ...

SEALs in from the water.
SEALs in from the water.

Those qualifying to become Navy SEALS are authorized, after an eighteen month "trial" period with a SEAL unit, to wear and display the Special Warfare Badge, also known as the SEAL Trident. This badge (sometimes called "the Budweiser" for its resemblance to the Anheuser-Busch eagle logo) serves as the insignia for the SEALs as a whole and is the largest and most recognizable warfare insignia among U.S. Special Operations Forces. It is usually worn along with the U.S. Navy paratrooper wings, which are awarded after 10 jumps. During the Vietnam War, SEAL members wore "tiger stripe" camouflage uniforms, often with civilian blue jeans and "coral" sneakers, for patrol missions. On base, they wore standard uniforms with a black beret during the early years (when they patrolled alongside the Swift and STAB boat units of the "Brown Water Navy") and tiger-striped "boonie" hats in later years. Currently, they wear variations of the U.S. Marine Corps MARPAT camouflage. SEALs in from the water. ... SEALs in from the water. ... SEAL Badge Obsolete Enlisted SEAL Badge The Special Warfare Badge, also known as the “SEAL Trident”, is one of the most recognizable combat badges of the United States Navy. ... The packaging plant at the Anheuser-Busch headquarters in St. ... Anheuser-Busch NYSE: BUD, the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in St. ... Swift Boat is another term for a Fast Patrol Craft. ... Woodland MARPAT uniform (shirt and boonie hat). ...


Concurrently, Naval Operations Support Groups were formed to aid UDTs, SEALs, and two other unique units — Boat Support and Beach Jumpers — in administration, planning, research, and development. During the Vietnam War, UDTs performed reconnaissance missions and SEALs carried out numerous offensive operations. Underwater Demolition Teams were the precursor to the current U.S. Navy SEALs. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) United States of America South Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand the Philippines Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) Commanders Strength ~1,200,000 (1968) ~420,000 (1968) Casualties South Vietnamese dead: 1,250,000+ US dead: 58,226 US... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ...

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History

  • Spring 1943: The first group of volunteers selected from the Naval Construction Battalions (Seabees). They were organized into special teams called "Navy Combat Demolition Units" (NCDUs). The units reconnoitered and cleared beach obstacles for troops going ashore during amphibious landings, and evolved into Combat Swimmer Reconnaissance Units, often known as frogmen. The NCDUs distinguished themselves during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
  • 1947: The Navy organized its first underwater offensive strike units.
  • 1950 June - 1953 June: During the Korean Conflict, these Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) took part in the landing at Inchon as well as other missions including demolition raids on bridges and tunnels accessible from the water. They also conducted limited minesweeping operations in harbors and rivers.
  • 1960's: Each branch of the armed forces formed its own counterinsurgency force. The Navy used UDT personnel to form units called SEAL teams.
  • 1962 January: SEAL Team ONE was commissioned in the Pacific Fleet and SEAL Team TWO in the Atlantic Fleet. These teams were developed to conduct unconventional warfare, counter-guerrilla warfare and clandestine operations in both blue water and brown water environments.
  • 1967: The Naval Operations Support Groups were renamed "Naval Special Warfare Groups" (NSWGs) as involvement increased in special operations.
  • 1983: Existing UDTs were renamed as "SEAL teams" or "SEAL Delivery Vehicle Teams" and the requirement for hydrographic reconnaissance and underwater demolition became "SEAL missions".
  • 1987 April 16: The Naval Special Warfare Command was commissioned at the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego, California. Its mission is to prepare Naval Special Warfare forces to carry out their assigned missions and to develop special operations strategy, doctrine, and tactics.

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Navy SEAL Teams and Structure

A Navy SEAL Platoon consists of 16 men (2 officers, 14 enlisted men). This can be easily split into 2 squads or four 4-man fire teams for operational purposes. The size of each SEAL "Team" is larger, ranging between eight to ten Boat Teams per SEAL Team.


As of this writing, there are nine confirmed Navy SEAL Teams. The original SEAL Teams in the Vietnam War were separated between West Coast (Team One) and East Coast (Team Two) SEALs. The "Official" current SEAL Team deployments are from Teams 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10. The Teams now deploy as Naval Special Warfare Squadrons. Any Team can deploy anywhere in the world. Each of these 8 teams is commanded by a Navy Commander (O-5), and has a number of operational SEAL platoons and a headquarters element.

  • Note that "Little Creek" is actually located in Virginia Beach and is not an independent city, but rather a Naval Base.
Team Base Platoons Operating Area Notes
ONE Coronado, CA Eight was Southeast Asia
TWO Little Creek, VA Eight was Europe It was the only SEAL team with an arctic warfare capability.
THREE Coronado, CA Eight was Southwest Asia
FOUR Little Creek, VA Ten was Central & South America The only SEAL Team with a viable standing language
capability, Spanish.
FIVE Coronado, CA Eight was Northern Pacific
SEVEN Coronado, CA Eight A newly commissioned SEAL TEAM.
EIGHT Little Creek, VA Eight Caribbean, Africa, & the Mediterranean
TEN Little Creek, VA Eight A newly commissioned SEAL TEAM.

SEAL Team SIX
Much of what DEVGRU, or the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, is and does remains classified and unknown. What is known is that they were formed in the mid 1990's after SEAL Team Six, the Navy's Counter-terrorism was disbanded. DEVGRU was created after Richard Marcinko, the original commander of ST6, published a series of books that outlined the history and purpose of the original Team. According to the US Navy, DEVGRU was formed to create, test, and evaluate new tactics, weapons, and equipment. Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. ... A base is: in mathematics: A number that is raised to a power, or base of an exponential function. ... See also Platoon (movie) and platoon (automobile) for the concept for reducing traffic congestion. ... Coronado and San Diego, as viewed from the Cabrillo National Monument. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... Category: ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... Ten can refer to: 10, a number AD 10, a year 10 BC, a year 10, a 1979 motion picture Ten, any one of a number of rock albums Network Ten, an Australian television network Trans-European Networks (TEN) Total Entertainment Network, an early-1990s attempt at an online server... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... It has been suggested that SEAL Team SIX be merged into this article or section. ... Richard Marcinko as seen in the dust jacket photo for Rogue Warrior Richard Dick Marcinko (born November 21, 1940 in Lansford, Pennsylvania), who often calls himself the Rogue Warrior (also the title of his best-selling book), is one of the United States most accomplished and recognized special operations experts...


However, with the disbanding of Seal Team 6 the Navy was left without a maritime counter-terrorism (CT) unit, although SEAL Team 8 was tasked with maritime deployments and takedowns. Recent rumors have appear to confirm that DEVGRU is the same CT unit, Team SIX, although officers deny its existence to this day. The rumors are lent credibility by the structure around DEVGRU. DEVGRU is under the command of NAVSPECWARGRU (Navy Special Warfare Group), and is also a component of JSOC, with other such units as the US Army's 1st SFOD-D and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), both units that list counter-terrorism in their primary activities. It has been suggested that SEAL Team SIX be merged into this article or section. ... Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), established in 1980. ...


What weapons and equipment DEVGRU uses has not been revealed. However, given their SEAL parentage it is a safe bet that the HK MP5, nicknamed the 'room broom' for its high rate of fire, is used mainly in CQB, and the Colt M4 is the primary assault weapon. The SOCOM pistol has been issued but the Sig-Sauer P-226 pistol is standard issue for personal defense. The MP5 is a submachine gun, developed by German weapons designer Heckler und Koch (HK) in the 1960s. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MOUT. (Discuss) CQB, sometimes CQC, is an acronym for Close Quarters Battle or Close Quarters Combat, and refers to fighting methods within buildings, streets, narrow alleys and other places where visibility and maneuverability are limited. ... Caliber: 5. ... Special Operations Command Pistol or SOCOM pistol. SOCOM does a competition to determine the best firearm for the elite special operation units. ... SIGARMS is the American incarnation of Swiss manufacturing firm Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG), a company most famous for its firearms, as SIG Arms AG. SIGARMS was set up in 1985 in order to manufacture and import SIGs firearms into the USA, although as of 2000 it has been a... The Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG)-Sauer P226 is a full-sized, service type pistol originally chambered for 9 mm Luger. ...


DEVGRU is thought to consist of around 200 operators and support personnel, divided into four combat teams and one training team. The combat assault teams are Red, Gold, and Blue, with Gold being the premier assault team. Gray team is the transportation unit containing the SDVs and boats used to transport the assault teams. Green Team consists of the new operators who have just joined DEVGRU and are in training. Each operator inside the Teams has a specialty, but all are experts in underwater and HALO insertion. Halo around the sun at the South Pole (NOAA) A halo (also known as a nimbus or Gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds an object. ...


They are also rumored to have their own helicopter assets within the unit, specifically a number of HH-60 helicopters optimised for Combat Search and Rescue. The Bell 206 of Canadian Helicopters Robinson Helicopter Company (USA) R44, a four seat development of the R22 A helicopter is an aircraft which is lifted and propelled by one or more horizontal rotors (propellers). ... The primary mission of the Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night operations into hostile environments to recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel during war. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains or forest, or at sea, whether close to shore or...

UDT jumps over the side from boat.
UDT jumps over the side from boat.
SEALs in woodlands operation.
SEALs in woodlands operation.

SEAL jumps over the side from boat. ... SEAL jumps over the side from boat. ... SEALs in woodlands operation. ... SEALs in woodlands operation. ...

Training

Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training is conducted at the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado (San Diego, CA) and lasts 26 weeks. Assignment to BUD/S is conditional on passing the PST, which requires the following minimums:

  • 500-yard swim using breast and/or side stroke in under 12.5 minutes
  • At least 42 push-ups in 2 minutes
  • At least 50 sit-ups in 2 minutes
  • At least 6 pull-ups (no time limit)
  • Run 1.5 miles in boots and long pants in under 11.5 minutes
  • Members’ vision must be correctable to 20/25 and SEAL candidates may qualify for PRK or LASIK surgery to correct their vision.

Again, the above are the minimum requirements necessary to qualify for BUD/S. To have a better chance of making it through the tough BUD/S training, competitive scores are as follows: Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and Laser-Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratectomy (LASEK) are laser eye surgery procedures intended to correct a persons vision and reduce their dependency on glasses or contact lenses. ... LASIK, an acronym for Laser-assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, is a form of refractive laser eye surgery procedure performed by ophthalmologists intended for correcting vision. ...

  • 500-yard swim using breast and/or side stroke in 10 minutes
  • 79 push-ups in 2 minutes
  • 79 sit-ups in 2 minutes
  • 11 pull-ups (no time limit)
  • Run 1.5 miles in boots and long pants in under 10:20

BUD/S consists of a five-week "Indoctrination Course", known as "Indoc", followed by three phases, covering physical conditioning (eight weeks), diving (eight weeks), and land warfare (nine weeks) respectively. Officer and enlisted personnel go through the same training program, and it is designed to develop and test their stamina, leadership and ability to work as a team.


BUD/S is known for Hell Week, which usually occurs during the third week of First Phase. During this period, from Sunday evening until Friday afternoon, trainees get a total of approximately four hours of sleep, (exactly how much depends upon the schedule set by the instructors, and how closely the trainees can be kept to that schedule) while subjected to intense physical stress. Trainees are almost always wet and sandy and develop what is known as the “Hell Week shuffle”, which is a way of walking that keeps salt-stained clothing away from chafed skin. The last day of Hell Week is known as “So Sorry Day,” during which the BUD/S students are made to crawl and slither their way through scum-covered water in the “demo pits” as automatic weapons fire blank rounds over their heads and artillery simulators explode around them.


SEAL training and duty is voluntary. Many BUD/S students find that they do not have the desire to continue to endure the physical and mental strain of training, and subsequently Drop On Request, or DOR, from the course. The tradition of DOR consists of dropping one's helmet liner next to a pole with a brass ship's bell attached to it, and ringing the bell three times. Classes typically lose around 70-80% of their trainees - either due to DORs or injuries sustained during training. The Navy will not release exact numbers, either percentages or raw figures, of the attrition rate for BUD/S. Most trainees are eliminated prior to Hell Week and far fewer “brown shirts” (those who have made it through Hell Week wear brown t-shirts instead of white) quit the BUD/S program.


There is no way to predict what percentage of trainees will DOR during BUD/S. SEAL instructors say that in every class, approximately 10 percent of the students do not have the physical ability to complete the training, and another 10-15 percent will make it through unless they sustain a serious physical injury. The other 75-80 percent is "up for grabs." During one BUD/S class, no one completed the six-month program!


A trainee who DOR's from First Phase prior to, or during, Hell Week, must start from the beginning of Indoc if they subsequently reapply to the BUD/S program and are accepted, including doing Hell Week again. Trainees who DOR after Hell Week are rolled into Indoc again but do not have to do Hell Week.


Those who have done Hell Week twice - legend has it that one particularly brave soul endured it three times - usually claim that it is harder the second time, because they know just how much it will hurt and how tired they will be.


After BUD/S, students must then attend the Navy's Strategic Air Operations (SAO) school in the desert outside of San Diego. Until 2003 the Army trained Navy Special Warfare teams to freefall. The new school allows more SEALs and Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen (SWCC) to become free-fall and HALO qualified than ever before. Upon completion of the three week SAO school, they receive their Naval Special Warfare Classification (NEC) code. Finally, the last requirement before going to a team requires students to go through SEAL Qualification Training, or SQT, which is a 15 week course. This course is also conducted in and around the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. After completion of SQT training, students are then considered SEALs and are awarded the SEAL pin, or Trident. Upon assignment to a team, the new SEALs undergo more advanced training during the 18 month run-up to their first 6 month deployment and are not considered experienced until having completed at least three deployments. Halo around the sun at the South Pole (NOAA) A halo (also known as a nimbus or Gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds an object. ...


Famous Navy SEALs

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Movies

It should be noted that all attempts to portray the SEALS in a fiction movie have included a varying degree of unrealism and romanticism. G.I. Jane, for example, is based on an impossible scenario - a female becoming a SEAL, whereas The Rock features the US Navy violating the Posse Comitatus act. G.I. Jane is a 1997 action movie that tells the fictitious story of the first woman to become a United States Navy SEAL. In reality, women cannot enter SEALs training. ... Navy SEALs is a 1990 film, directed by Lewis Teague. ... Someone Special was the official U.S. Navy recruiting film for the U.S. Navy SEALs during the Vietnam War era. ... Movie poster for Tears of the Sun Tears of the Sun is a 2003 movie directed by Antoine Fuqua. ... The Abyss is an award-winning science fiction film from 1989, written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. ... Mazzoli (Gale Hansen) and Hammer(Rob Lowe) become best friends during the intense training to become Navy SEALs (BUD/S). ... Promotional poster for The Pacifier The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy film, directed by Adam Shankman, and written by Thomas Lennon. ... The Rock is an action movie released on Friday, June 7, 1996 that takes place on Alcatraz Island. ... Under Siege is a 1992 action film in the Die Hard mold. ... In the 1995 action film Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, a sequel to Under Siege, Casey Ryback, a retired NAVY Seal, foils a mad scientists plot to hijack a satellite weapon. ... A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... Posse Comitatus can refer to: In common law, Posse Comitatus refers to a means of law enforcement in unusual circumstances. ...


Games

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs is a first-person shooter video game developed by Zipper Interactive and published by Sony Computer Entertainment as an exclusive title for the PlayStation 2. ... SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs is a tactical shooter video game for PlayStation 2 and the sequel for SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs. ... Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (commonly abbreviated MGS2) is a stealth-based game that was developed and published by Konami for the PlayStation 2 in 2001. ...

See also

Underwater Demolition Teams were the precursor to the current U.S. Navy SEALs. ... Emblem of the United States Special Operations Command. ... The United States Special Operations Forces is the official category where the United States Department of Defense lists the US military units that have a training specialization in unconventional warfare and special operations. ... President George Bush awarded the Presidential Unit Citation to members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – South/Task Force K-BAR during a private ceremony Dec. ... Official Name USMC Force Reconnaissance Force Recon Marines Branch United States Marine Corps Command Structure MARFORPAC; MEF I, III; MEU(SOC) 11, 13, 15, 31 MARFORLANT, MEF II; MEU(SOC) 22, 24, 26 MARFORRES, Reserves Description MEU(SOC) Deep Recon Capability, Special Operations Capability Readiness Any shore in the world... Red Teams or Red Cells are U.S. government parlance for teams or units designed to test the effectiveness of U.S. tactics or personnel. ... Air Force Air Commandos are commandos of the United States Air Force under the Air Force Special Operations Command or AFSOC, a branch of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). ... Official Names 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne) 1st SFOD-D (A) Combat Applications Group (CAG) Nicknames Delta Force D-boys Delta boys Deltas Delta Operators Branch United States Army Chain of Command USASOC Department of Defense Description Versatile special operations force, mainly trained for counter-terrorism. ... For other Special Air Services, see Australian Special Air Service Regiment and Special Air Service of New Zealand. ... Frogman is a popular term for a scuba diver. ... The United Statess commando frogmen are now part of the U.S. Navy SEALs. ... Mark V SOC The Mark V SOC (Special Operations Craft) is a small marine security/patrol/transport boat manufactured by Halter Marine Inc (Gulfport, Mississippi). ... Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, prepare to move out after being dropped off by a Chinook helicopter at the battle zone during Operation Anaconda. ...

External links

Other Military links

References

  • US Navy. Navy Fact File: Navy SEALs. San Diego, California: Naval Special Warfare Command–Public Affairs Office. March 16, 1996.
  • Encyclopedia of The Navy SEALs
  • Magazine article: McCoy, Shane T. (Aug., 2004). "Testing Newton's Law". "All Hands Magazine", p.33

Further reading

  • Bahmanyar, MIr. US Navy SEALS. Osprey Publishing, 2005.

 
 

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