Navy Seals Training
Many want to be a SEAL but few make it. Training is the key though, both mentally and physically and getting your workout started before you try for the Navy SEALs is very important.
The purposes of this page is to provide resources and assist those who'd like to become a Navy SEAL, and to encourage those who are thinking about entering to take the SEALs challenge.
Whether you are thinking about joining the Navy or are already active duty or reserve, you have to meet the SEAL training general requirements before you can become a SEALs candidate. By the time you've read this hopefully you will have started your own SEAL training; both mentally and physically. Remember, your training should be a continuous process.
The ASVAB score is very important. Not only are you taking the ASVAB test for SEAL training, you must meet or exceed the ASVAB score for the source rate of your choosing! Just make sure you are constantly training. This will help you out when you are exposed to the physical demands of SEALs training.
If you've decided to become a SEAL and haven't joined the Navy yet talk to your recruiter and tell him or her that you interested in this demanding program. They will go over the requirements and training with you and give you the SEALs Challenge Contract if you qualify.
If you are already in the Navy please see your Career Counselor for further details. Whatever you remember this, you should constantly train both mentally and physically before you take the physical screening test!
After you have completed your source rate "A" training school you are off to Basic Underwater Demolition School/SEAL (BUD/S) where the challenge of your life will begin. Just remember to start your SEAL workout now. Train for the ASVAB as well as the physical test. That will give you the edge before you enter the SEAL screening test.
Navy Seal Training Application Procedures: (For active duty or reserve)
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All SEAL packages must be submitted to the Chief of Naval Personnel (PERS-401DH) IAW MILPERSMAN 1220-100.
Physical - Academic - Performance
1. Must be 28 years old or less
2. Be paygrade E-1 through E-6.
3. Possess a minimum Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score of GS+MC+EI=165 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220
4. Have normal color perception and meet medical standards as specified in the NAVMED P-117, articles 15-66, 15-9 and MILPERSMAN 6120-010.
5. Agree to 51 months of obligated service upon graduation from BUD/S . (Applicants are eligible for OTT due to high attrition from training and SRB maximizing).
6. Meet minimum performance standard. Past 3 years of Enlisted Performance Evaluations (all trait marks, 3.0 or better).
7. Pass Physical Screening Test IAW MILPERSMAN 1220-140 1220-170 and Exhibit 1 of 1220-100 and provide test/interview results as part of application package IAW Exhibit 2 of Milpersman 1220-100.
8. Have a clear disciplinary record for previous 12 months (no nonjudicial punishment/courts-martial or serious civil court convictions).
9. Be eligible for SECRET clearance based on a National Agency Check.
10. Be screened by a qualified screening official, as outlined in MILPERSMAN 1220-140.
* Must be qualified a Second Class Swimmer or better
SEALs Training, SOCOM Links
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• Frequently Asked Questions About the SEALS
• SEALs article from All Hands
• Navy Pay
• Navy Uniform Regulations & Awards
• Navfit98 Download & Tips to Improve Your Navy Evaluations or brag sheet