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The U.S. Navy's SEA, AIR, LAND (SEAL)

SEALs are the elite Naval Special Operations unit of the US Navy. The U.S. Navy's SEA, AIR, LAND (SEAL) teams are one of the most respected commando forces in the world - they are often cited as the most elite, flexible and highly trained Naval Commando force.

When it comes to Maritime Special Operations and Anti / Counter-Terror operations the SEALs are hard to beat.

Formed in 1962 by President J. F. Kennedy as a maritime counterpart to the U.S. Army Special Forces (the "Green Berets"), the SEALs have amassed a remarkable history of successes and have become legendary in their exploits.

The Teams have operated in every hellhole known to modern warfare and come away with many victories, some bruises and a vast history of achievements. Most SEAL missions are unreported and unknown to the general public. Due to focus, dedication, training, and an attitude that "Failure is NOT an option" the Teams have have been very successful.

SEALs are trained to operate in small units of one or two men up to platoon strength of sixteen. However, they work best in squads of eight or fewer. Most missions are clandestine in nature, planned in exacting detail and executed with precision and swiftness. During peacetime, SEALs find themselves with the same rigorous training as during war. Training remains strict to enforce the belief that the more you sweat in peacetime, the less you will bleed in war.

During VIETNAM, SEAL Teams One and Two amassed a combined kill ratio of 200:1

In September 1962, SEAL Team Two, led by its commander, departed for Fort Bragg in North California to receive training in non-conventional warfare at the Army’s Special Forces Centre.

The rise of the SEALs in 1966 closely followed the growth of the American forces in Vietnam. So, a light detachment from SEAL Team Two of the Atlantic fleet landed for the first time in Vietnam.

A very important event took place in late 1968, on 31 January. More than 100,000 North Vietnamese and Vietcong fighters attacked the large cities and the strategic points in the south. Along with other American units, SEAL platoons were engaged in combat. In one instance, the 8th platoon of SEAL Team Two at Chau Doc near the Cambodian border, had to face more than 4,000 Vietnamese soldiers. But in spite of brilliant successes such as the attack of the American embassy in Saigon or the capture of Hue, the communists did not win over to their side the population of South Vietnam and by mid February, the last positions still held by Hanoi's forces were eliminated!

Some 48 SEALs were killed in Vietnam, their bodies were always repatriated. In a year, SEAL Team One had lost nine men and SEAL Team Two six elements.



The SEAL Code 
1. Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate
2. Serve with Honor and Integrity
On and Off the Battlefield
3. Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit
4. Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates
5. Excel as Warriors through Discipline
and Innovation
6. Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation’s Enemies

Earn your Trident everyday


In times of war or uncertainty there is a special breed of warrior ready to answer our Nation’s call. A common man with uncommon desire to succeed. Forged by adversity, he stands alongside America’s finest special operations forces to serve his country, the American people, and protect their way of life.

I am that man.
My Trident is a symbol of honor and heritage. Bestowed upon me by the heroes that have gone before, it embodies the trust of those I have sworn to protect. By wearing the Trident I accept the responsibility of my chosen profession and way of life.

It is a privilege that I must earn every day.
My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach.
I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own.

I serve with honor on and off the battlefield.The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men.  Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast.

My word is my bond.

We expect to lead and be led.
In the absence of orders I will take charge, lead my teammates and accomplish the mission. I lead by example in all situations.

I will never quit.

I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission.
I am never out of the fight.
We demand discipline.
We expect innovation.

The lives of my teammates and the success of our mission depend on me - my technical skill, tactical proficiency, and attention to detail.

My training is never complete.  
We train for war and fight to win.

I stand ready to bring the full spectrum of combat power to bear in order to achieve my mission and the goals established by my country. The execution of my duties will be swift and violent when required yet guided by the very principles that I serve to defend.
Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed.

I will not fail.



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