Skip to comments.USCG officers become Navy Seals [Props to my Puddle Pirates]
Posted on 05/27/2010 2:41:58 AM PDT by bjorn14
Coronado, Calif. Two Coast Guardsmen will graduate from Navy SEAL training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado and receive the coveted SEAL trident.
Upon graduation, the two officers will join the prestigious ranks of the Navy SEALs after more than a year of continuous training, considered by many among the most difficult in the world.
Naval Special Warfare is proud to team with the nation's first U.S. Coast Guard officers qualified as U.S. Navy SEALs, said Rear Adm. Gary Bonelli, Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command. During the past fourteen months they have proven their mettle and have truly earned the right to be called our teammates. Cooperation among all services is a critical component of the National Maritime Strategy. Today's graduation is just one more example of the many integral ties that bind our maritime services.
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One thing to keep in mind. USCG folks carry law enforcement authority with them. That can be an added asset to the SEAL Team.
Will they serve with a Nvay Seal Team or with the Coast Guard?
I thought you only got your trident after your first mission as a SEAL
From what I understand anyone in any branch of the Armed Services is free to apply to become a SEAL. Surviving BUDS, however, is a completely different kettle of fish.
Tonk Memorial CG Bump
Indeed it did and I a proud to say that my father was a member of UDT Team 6 and cleared out a lot of crap so the marines could come ashore. The UDT teams liked to leave signs on the beach welcoming the marines ashore. Used to pee them jar heads off no end he said. Dad also took part in the landing on Utah beach D Day.
Undoubtably a Seal Team right off the bat. They may return to other duties witht the Coast Guard eventually, or split their postings between the Seals and the Coast Guard.
The historic agreement allows up to four Coast Guardsmen a year the opportunity to train and integrate with an operational SEAL team for approximately seven years before returning to their service.So they will be SEALs for the next few years, then return to the Coast Guard. I would think that doing SEAL stuff requires a young man's body, and after a few years most SEALs move on to doing something else. The SEAL operations experience will be good for any CG officer engaged in counter-terror work.
They will serve as Seals with the Navy for 7 years and then have the option of returning to USCG.
Quite some time ago, DEA agents going to Central America were pushed through a modified version of Ranger School.
In wartime the USCG falls under the jurisdiction of the Navy and in peacetime all LE (that include Squids)activities are directed by the Puddle Pirates.
“” USCG folks carry law enforcement authority with them. That can be an added asset to the SEAL Team.””
a fitting addition to Obama’s national security force.
Young at hearth man - Yes. But outside that is staff and planning.
Takes a good bit of shaft to get the tip of the spear downrange.
BTW, you don't get your trident right after BUD/S, but after a six month probationary period at a SEAL Team, including advanced operator training and a deployment. Unless this has been changed...
There have always been foreign officers going through BUD/S. Class before mine had a pair of Thai officers who were already the equivalent of Thai rangers, with combat expererience in SE Asia border wars. They were not only hard asses, but very popular. Both made it through training on merit.
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