Former Navy SEAL to speak in Paris
Posted: February 25, 2015
Navy SEALs have gotten a lot of exposure recently, due to the blockbuster movie American Sniper. When added to the big news about the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, people still have a great desire to learn about this clandestine special operations group of warriors.
SEAL stands for Sea, Air, and Land, because SEALs operate in all three areas. As a result, they go through what is the most difficult training anywhere. Their training program is called BUD/S, which stands for Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL.
A surprisingly small number of people make it through the 21 week course, which is broken into three 7-week stages, not counting a 3 week prep course which is mostly physical. As the weeks go on, more and more people voluntarily drop out, with the total number of people dropping often exceeding 50% of the class. Of course, physical injuries also play a toll on each class.