The World’s Best Special Forces: US Navy SEALs
Navy SEALs United States:Navy SEALs are one of the best-known special forces in the world. The word SEAL refers to sea, air and land, and ‘s’ is used in the English plural. This means that all members of the Navy SEALs must be able to work equally in the air, sea and land. The CIA-controlled force was officially called “Team Six.”
Motto- “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”
However, the U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Cruman (SWCC) and Special Operations Forces are part of the force. The main task of this force is to conduct direct military operations and special intelligence operations. The force also conducts operations such as unconventional warfare, inter-defense abroad, rescue of hostages, counter-terrorism operations, etc.
History of Navy SEALs: –
The United States plans to build up a formidable force to use against the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. The present Navy SEALs are the fruit of a long struggle.
Formed in 1982, the Navy SEALs are said to be one of the strongest special forces in the world. The United States Navy’s smartest troops are constantly gaining the respect of other teams by showing their extraordinary skills. The Frogmen of the Sea, Air and Land have demonstrated their skills in the Vietnam War, the Somali Civil War Operation Desert Storm, the Yugoslav War and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Since the attack on the Twin Towers, the Seals have become more important in the fight against terrorism in the United States. Seals and the CIA are working together during the Vietnam War and in the operation to kill bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The operation to assassinate al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the most wanted criminal in the United States, in 2011 was carried out in the direct role of members of the Navy SEALs.
Navy SEALs Other pseudonyms:
- The Teams
- The Men with Green Faces
Carbines / Assault Rifles
- MK 13 CQBR
- MK 16 SCAR-L
- MK 17 SCAR-H
- M14 EBR
- MK46 Mod 0 / MK48 Mod
- Sig Sauer P226R
- Sniper Rifles
- MK 12 Mod 1
- MK 11
- MK 13
- MK 15
- M82 – .50 caliber
- Missile / Rocket Launchers
- GTWM Bullet Proof Vest
- M136 AT4
- Javelin missile
Training of Navy SEALs:
To become a Navy SEAL a soldier has to go through inhuman and brutal training. Navy SEALs receive a total of 30 months of training. According to statistics, only 25 percent of the soldiers in each batch who join Navy SEAL training survive to the end. A Navy SEAL can simultaneously dive, combat, swim, parachute, navigate, and handle weapons with equal efficiency.
Team unity is one of the most important issues in Navy SEAL training from day one. More attention is paid to building team skills than to individual skills. Each step of the training is arranged in such a way that the seals can realize the need for team unity. Statistics show that no Navy SEALs have failed in any operation to date. Nor did any navy seal surpass other navy seals. This has been possible so far because of their team skills.
Navy SEALs were first given basic underwater demolition (BAD) training. This training is divided into Induction, Basic Conditioning, Scuba and Land-Warfare training. It takes a total of seven months to complete the bud training. Induction continues for the first five weeks.
Here is a basic idea about how Navy SEALs work and what is expected of them. The seals are also physically and mentally prepared for the dreadful and difficult training ahead. After induction, eight weeks of basic conditioning, eight weeks of scuba training and nine weeks of land-warfare training are given. All this training is given in the Naval Amphibious Seizure of Coronado.
After eight weeks of basic conditioning training most navy seals fall off. During this time, a seal has to regularly run, swim, callisthenics, complete the operation with the help of small boats, swim 1 to 2 miles in the sea and complete the course arranged with various obstacles according to the rules. The most important part of this training is down proofing.
They have to learn to swim with their hands and feet tied while down profiling. Not only swimming, you have to learn various exercises including somersault. Another important training is surf torture. It is also called cold water conditioning. Seals are asked to do a variety of physical exercises at a temperature of 18-20 degrees Celsius with their smart clothing’s.
The most popular and terrifying term among Navy SEALs is ‘Hell Week’. The fourth week of basic conditioning training is called Hell Week. During this time a seal takes five days and five nights of training in a row and gets only four hours of sleep during this whole time. This week starts on Sunday evening and ends on Friday night. During this time, seals are allowed to eat four times a day, during which time they are strictly forbidden to eat anything other than hot food. Their hot food is served so that the seals do not faint later.
Hell Week seals are engaged in a variety of trainings at all times except meal times. Training takes place sometimes in water, sometimes on the ground or in muddy water. Lack of sleep on Hell Week often stops the seals from taking brain instructions.
But the important part of training at this time is to take the correct instructions in any situation and follow them. Rewards for teams that can take instructions properly during training are given a two-minute break or a two-minute stand by the fire. This gives an idea of why these five days have been called Hell Week.
Water, seals, eight-week scuba and combat swimming are the most important part of this training because of the large number of operations. Seals are trained at this stage through intensively equipped scuba systems and underwater navigation. During the nine-week land warfare training, the seals were taught various techniques for conducting combat and operations on the ground. These include intelligence gathering, infiltration, patrolling, and oncoming combat.
In addition, training is provided on the operation of different types of weapons and protection from its attack. Navy SEALs need to know how to drive all types of vehicles. During this time training is also given on various techniques of handling vehicles with high speed. Seals are trained on hand-to-hand combat, emergency medical care, explosives control, and more.
Survivors are sent to Army Airborne School for parachute management after completing basic conditioning training. After three weeks of training, fifteen weeks of seal qualification training begins
Upon successful completion of this training a seal is given a Naval Enlisted Code and a Seal Trident PIN. The seals are then divided into different units. Divided into all these units, they have to undergo 15 to 18 weeks of training again. Those who go to the hospital corpsman department need 30 weeks of training.
However, in order to get the golden badge of the Navy SEALs, the soldiers have to face all the terrible tests. Most of the trainees have been left out of this training which has been going on for more than a year and a half. Only after passing 24 weeks of Bad / S training and subsequently 3 weeks of parachute training and 26 weeks of qualification training can one join this glorious team.
Number of Navy SEALsmembers: –
Since 2009, the number of seals has been 2,570. Due to their unparalleled physical skills, they are not only proficient in all types of fights, but also tactical.
Currently, US Navy SEALs are engaged in counter-terrorism operations and missions in 30+ countries. There is no place in the world where they are unable to attack. Navy SEALs have conducted numerous successful missions in World War II, the Vietnam War, Iraq, and Afghanistan.