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United States Navy SEALs: "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday..."

In a foreign embassy there are three American ambassadors that have been taken hostage by foreign rebels. Late in the night, dressed in solid black, a group of six men land on the roof of this same embassy. The roof area is secured, and two snipers are set to secure the perimeters and neutralize threats on surrounding buildings. The remaining four men enter the embassy through a top floor window and proceed with accuracy and precision to flush out and neutralize all terrorists. In the proximity of the second floor they locate the hostages, one team member is left there to protect the ambassadors while the other three secure the remainder of the floor. The hostages and team members evacuate to the roof where they rendezvous with the snipers and a waiting helicopter transport. The six men and the hostages escape from the embassy and their safety is secure.

This could be a probable mission for any member of SEAL Team six, a special operations anti-terrorism group. As an elite member of the special operations branch of the United States Navy, a career in the SEALs can offer an enormous challenge but also great rewards.

Today's SEALs were established in the spring of 1943. In the early stages of World War II it became evident that a capability for water based reconnaissance and beach obstacle clearance prior to ocean shore invasion was of great importance ("Navy Sea Air Land (SEAL) Teams"). Draper Kaufman was first given the task to locate volunteers to form the teams capable for beach reconnaissance and obstacle clearance, these volunteers were organized into teams then called Navy Combat Demolitions Units (NCDU's). These teams were used especially for the gathering of reconnaissance and clearing beach obstacles...


Research Paper-Navy Seals-

By Sumid Nohrer

There are many career choices you can choose from in the armed forces. Like becoming a nuclear engineer, a pilot, or even going into a special ops program in a certain branch of the armed forces. Well there's one special force that is separated from the rest and that's the navy seals. In this research paper you will learn the good and bad aspects in joining the navy seals whether it's for the training, pay/benefits, or for your education.

Foremost, the training for a navy seal go through about a year of training becoming a navy seal. "Which starts as the BUDS program, you must be 28 years old and must be in the Navy."(Becoming a seal) "The training is designed to push you past your limits, there's no time to rest just keep on going," Petty Officer 1st class John Vasquez says. The second phase consists on diving, which you train in the cold Californian waters. "By the time you get to the beach you have no clue what's going on just drill sergeants yelling in your ears telling you to strip down into your bear skibbys and get in the water. You first learn how to clear your mask of water when it is completely filled with water. And boy is that water freezing at 5 am in the morning. You're in the water for a good 4-6 hours at a time. That wasn't even the worst part. The worst part on that phase is at the end of the day you and your platoon gather at the shoreline and you sit in the water to about 3ft. and every wave hits you. The first three hit you and your like that's not too bad I can live with this. But once that sun goes down and the wind starts to pick up you start wishing you weren't there. That's when the mental part of the training starts to pick up. Cause you may leave at any time if it's pushing your limits. There's a bell that the drill sergeants like to call it the quitters bell at any time you want out you ring it and you are out," Vasquez stated. "Seals use a wide range of weapon training like a colt .45 all the way up to a 50 cal sniper rifle during training."(Fred J. Pushies) They also take demolition and land warfare tactics. Seals have to learn how to parachute and work as a unit. But the physical part of the training lies with a lot of push-ups; sit ups, carrying heavy equipment, and a lot of running. The average Seal does a minimum of 250 push-ups and runs the minimum of 7 miles a day. (Hans Halberstadt) Whether or not your pushing your physical or mental limits in the Navy Seals Program they will find a way to break you. (Vasquez)

Subsequent, becoming a Seal has its great pay and benefits. In addition to your enlisted pay you get special pays, like parachute pay, diving pay, demolition pay, sea / sub pay, special duty pay and even foreign language proficiency pay. So depending on what rank you are you have gotten additional pay but the benefits haven't even come into play. Navy provides you with living quarters, medical, dental, and will even pay for your food. Plus if you would like to go to college the navy will pay 100% including books to go to college of your choice but only on their time. For instance Vasquez wanted to go to college right after high school to get his education but he couldn't afford it so he joined the navy so he wouldn't have to

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