Thursday, June 22, 2006

SEAL Training

Hell Week is designed to simulate the rigors of a combat mission. "They can't say 'I quit' because no one will come get them," explained Command Master Chief Lu, a 25-year Navy veteran and instructor. The end result, Lu said, is impressive. On a recent tour in Baghdad, he fought side by side with former SEAL students and found that "I trusted them as much as guys I was with 20 years," he said.

To qualify, over a six-month period SEAL candidates must swim 150 miles in the ocean and run more than 1,300 miles in sand wearing boots, and later they must learn to dive, parachute, shoot and conduct close-quarters combat.

Read the entire Washington Post article on the making of a Navy SEAL.

[HT: Irish Pennants ]

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