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This paper describes the challenges faced by a Navy SEAL and what a candidate must do to pass the entrance requirements for this elite unit. First, the paper highlights the physical and mental characteristics of a Navy SEAL. Then, it gives a brief history of the unit. Next, the paper notes the requirements for an applicant to apply to the unit, which includes being able to hurdle the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and passing the Physical Screening Test. Additionally, the paper describes "Hell Week" for the SEAL applicants which they must pass to enter the unit. Finally, the paper describes the structure of the Navy SEALs, such as where the bases are located and the number of platoons. The paper concludes by stating that there is indeed no dull moment for someone seeking a career as a Navy SEAL.
From the Paper:"Navy SEALs are often called "supermen" because of the superhuman deeds they accomplish. Ask any current and former Navy SEALs and they will tell you that it is not superhuman strengths and abilities but the mental attitude of being able to do it. The can-do attitude is inculcated in Navy SEAL's training and is part and parcel of being a member of the Navy's elite Special Forces unit. Becoming a Navy SEAL is no easy task though and there are numerous requirements to be able to make it to the short list of those who will undergo the rigorous training. Becoming a Navy SEAL not only means having the can-do attitude but living up to the memories of former members of this elite profession who gave their lives for the fulfilment of the mission and adhere to the beliefs of the American way of life."
"The Navy SEAL has its humble beginnings during World War II where immediately after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 7, 1941; there was a requirement to have teams "specially trained to go safely ashore and clear the path of obstacles and other hazards and return intelligence on enemy locations..."
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A Career as a Navy SEAL (2012, May 24) Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/a-career-as-a-navy-seal-151161/
"A Career as a Navy SEAL" 24 May 2012. Web. 10 December. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/a-career-as-a-navy-seal-151161/>