Master Chief explains what goes in to being a Navy SEALTony wyaad October 13, 2019 0 COMMENTS
The Trident is the only device that signifies you and identifies you as a SEAL operator. Every day I earn my Trident no matter where I’m at or what I’m doing. Whether it’s on the battlefield or on liberty, I earn my Trident every day. We keep ourselves out of the limelight because of the mission that we do. It’s for our own security, the security of our teams, our teammates, and our families. When I saw the SEAL video and they showed some of the training, traveling the world; That’s the job for me. That’s the job I want to do. That is a challenge that I want to take. They said how many start training, how many end training. I said I want to be that part that’s going to end training because that’s the kind of challenge I want to get into. The philosophy starts with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training – the BUDS program. That’s the training you have to go to a SEAL team. They push you to the limits. The first eight weeks is mostly physical training. And then they also put in there first aid, medical, hydro recognizance. Different things that are the basics of what SEALs do. You’ll see the changes in your physical ability to do the obstacle course, to do the swims, to do surf passage. BUDS is not for everyone and that’s where the first eight weeks is really getting to who really wants to be here and wants to be in the SEAL organization and who doesn’t. Within a SEAL team there are SEAL platoons. Within that platoon, you’ll have guys that are working in the comms department with the various radios. You have guys within the air department that are taking care of the parachutes, the fast-rope lines. You have personnel that work in the intelligence department that are working on the various maps, collecting any intel. So there are specific tasks underneath that SEAL platoon for those members, but it takes all of them to make a successful platoon when they deploy overseas. I’m a Special Operations Master Chief within the SEAL community in the United States Navy. For more information, go to navy.com or find us on Facebook.