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History of the navy seals


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History of the navy seals

  1. 1. History of the Navy Seals<br />By Jessica Gavin<br />
  2. 2. The begining<br />In the second World War, the navy realized they needed a team to reconnoiter landing breaches and guide landing forces in so the Naval Combat Demolition Unit was created<br />This was the first unit to specialize in amphibious raids and tactics for the Navy<br />This unit then evolved into an underwater demolition team<br />After President Kennedy made the need for special operations teams, the navy seals were born<br />
  3. 3. Many of the first Navy Seals came from the underwater demolition team<br />They specialized in anything in the air, on land, or at sea<br />Men were trained in hand to hand combat, high altitude parachuting, demolitions and foreign languages.<br />The first two locations they were based out of were Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego, and Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach<br />
  4. 4. Steps of a Navy Seal<br />Seal Basic Indoctrination training at Camp Kerry in Cuyamaca Mountains<br />Enter a platoon and enter platoon training<br />The Seals perform incredibly secret and highly skillful tasks sometimes working closely with the CIA<br />This cooperation is still seen today in Iraq and Afghanistan and most recently in the death of Osama Bin Ladin<br />
  5. 5. What it takes to be a seal<br />The Navy Seal program is so tough there is an 80% dropout rate<br />Seals undergo a year of training before they can be given the title Special Warfare Operator Naval Rating<br />24 weeks in United States Navy Seal Selection and training<br />28 week seal qualification program<br />And for medics 26 weeks in Special Operations combat medic course<br />18 months of professional development/schools and troop unit training before each 6 month deployment<br />