Navy SEALs: The Navy’s Best

Navy SEALs: The Navy’s Best

A Story by Roger Ferguson II

A look into the Navy SEALs



Navy SEALs: The Navy’s Best


          When the United States goes to war, the Navy is used to destroy enemies under, above or on the sea. The navy also provides assistance to ground troops with their amphibious assault ships and guns. The best of this branch of the SEALs.

          The Navy SEALs can be compared to the Army Rangers. They are the Navy’s Special Operations Unit. Their very name is taken from how they attack sea, air, and land. They are a triple threat to their enemies.

          To be a SEAL is no easy task. It requires strength, endurance, commitment and determination. The first two may be gained, the others must be kept.

          To route out those unfit to be SEALs the Navy has divisesed a physical screen test.The test one must pass to be a SEAL consists of a 500 yard swim, fallowed with a 10 minute rest. Next one must do 42 push-ups in 2 minutes, fallowed by a 2 minute rest. After that is done you are required to do 50 sit ups in 2 minutes, also fallowed by a 2 minute rest. Then one has to complete 6 or more pull-ups in 2 minutes, with a 10 minute rest after. Finally the test ends with a 1.5mile run.

          Passing this test is only 1 requirement to be a SEAL. You also must be 28 or less, have normal color perception and meet medical standards. A minimum Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Batter (ASVAPB) score and a clear disciplinary record for 12 months must be had as well. SEALs must be eligible for secret clearance and agree to a 51 months of obligated service. If you meet all the requirements and are selected to be a SEAL, then you begin training.

          The first 9 weeks of training for a SEAL is perhaps the hardest. In the first week alone a SEAL runs 2 miles at an 8 minute pace, 4 sets of 15 push-ups, 4 sets of 20 sit-ups, and 3 sets of 3 pull-ups on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Swimming continuously for 15 minutes for 15 minutes is done 5 days out of the week. As the weeks go on more and more is added on, giving SEALs the strength and endurance they need to perform special missions. Missions that protect America and save lives.

          On April 13, 2009 Cpt. Richard Phillips was one such life. He was taken hostage by pirates. To avoid a long stand off and to send a message to other pirates, President Barrak Obama personally approved the SEAL operation to save the Captain. From the fantail of a destroyer a U.S. Navy SEAL Sniper cut down 3 of the 4 pirates. The last one surrendered.

          Captain Rich only survived thanks to the skill and abilities of the SEALs. Their dedication and training allows them to perform operations the average man could not do.

          The SEALs follow a very simple motto that explains more about them then any book or article ever could, “The only easy day was yesterday.”

© 2010 Roger Ferguson II

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Roger Ferguson II
this was for my creative writing class

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Added on May 30, 2010
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Roger Ferguson II
Roger Ferguson II

Barberton, OH

Im 17 in high school i love to write and read i write what comes into my head if you want a read send a request whenever. this is my newest account on here, sadly i lost my old infomation. more..