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USCG officers become Navy Seals [Props to my Puddle Pirates]
www.military.com ^ | May 27, 2010

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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at military.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: military; navy; seals; uscg

1 posted on 05/27/2010 2:41:58 AM PDT by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

BZ!


2 posted on 05/27/2010 3:01:26 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others cite your source.)
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To: ansel12; backhoe; CholeraJoe; Criminal Number 18F; DevSix; DJ Taylor; Future Snake Eater; ...

SOCOM Ping


3 posted on 05/27/2010 4:09:23 AM PDT by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those who understand binary, and those who don't)
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To: ASA Vet

One thing to keep in mind. USCG folks carry law enforcement authority with them. That can be an added asset to the SEAL Team.


4 posted on 05/27/2010 4:18:25 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Airborne - the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: bjorn14

Will they serve with a Nvay Seal Team or with the Coast Guard?


5 posted on 05/27/2010 4:52:08 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: bjorn14
Mission creep ... in fact the Navy SEAL’s are a classic example of mission creep. Started in WWII as UDT to clear enemy beach heads of mines & explosives for amphibious assaults (mostly in the Pacific theatre of operations) ... and voila you end up with the SEAL’s of today.
6 posted on 05/27/2010 5:00:06 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: bjorn14
Next thing you know the SEALs will be admitting USAF, FBI, and other branch service personnel.
7 posted on 05/27/2010 6:08:58 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: bjorn14

I thought you only got your trident after your first mission as a SEAL


8 posted on 05/27/2010 6:34:17 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: vetvetdoug; Travis McGee
Next thing you know the SEALs will be admitting USAF, FBI, and other branch service personnel.

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.

9 posted on 05/27/2010 6:35:57 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: bjorn14

Tonk Memorial CG Bump


10 posted on 05/27/2010 7:10:00 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: BluH2o
Started in WWII as UDT to clear enemy beach heads of mines & explosives for amphibious assaults (mostly in the Pacific theatre of operations) ...

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.

11 posted on 05/27/2010 7:12:30 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Will they serve with a Nvay Seal Team or with the Coast Guard?

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.

12 posted on 05/27/2010 7:12:32 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
From the article:
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.
13 posted on 05/27/2010 7:19:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

They will serve as Seals with the Navy for 7 years and then have the option of returning to USCG.


14 posted on 05/27/2010 8:12:57 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: vetvetdoug
"Next thing you know the SEALs will be admitting USAF, FBI, and other branch service personnel."

Quite some time ago, DEA agents going to Central America were pushed through a modified version of Ranger School.

15 posted on 05/27/2010 8:18:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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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.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 8:19:12 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: PeteB570

“” 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.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 8:25:14 AM PDT by meyer (Big government is the enemy of freedom.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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.


18 posted on 05/27/2010 10:19:38 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Airborne - the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: Lurker
What I don't understand is how Coastie officers will serve in the USN and not the USCG.

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...

19 posted on 05/27/2010 10:50:47 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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.


20 posted on 05/27/2010 10:52:45 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
What I don't understand is how Coastie officers will serve in the USN and not the USCG.

Nor do I. Like I said my understanding was that any branch of active duty military was eligible to attend BUD/S. I know Marines have been on SEAL teams in the past.

And while I've not heard of any Air Force or Army personnel in the Teams I was under the impression that it was possible for them to do so.

Am I incorrect in that?

21 posted on 05/27/2010 10:57:13 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

My time is way long past, so I’m not one to ask. In my time in the 80s officers only from other services went through BUD/S now and then, but then back to their services, where they served in SCUBA/frogman billets in recon, SF etc.
I didn’t know of any who served ON SEAL Teams AS SEALs.

There were exchage program (PEP) officers and NCOs assigned to STs, but they were assigned HQ billets adn were not in operational platoons. They were observers, basically, gleaning what they could to take home to SBS, SAS, Kampfschwimmer Kompanie or whatever. And we had an officer and NCO at their units as part of the exchange.


22 posted on 05/27/2010 11:02:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
Thanks for clearing it up for me. Like I said I knew Marines could join what with being a Department of the Navy and all but I wasn't sure about other branches.

It'd be interesting to find out how they chop these Coasties back and forth. But anyway more power to them.

23 posted on 05/27/2010 11:07:40 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

I never heard of any Marines serving in STs. Never. Marines are quite content at Batt and Force Recon.


24 posted on 05/27/2010 11:08:56 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
I never heard of any Marines serving in STs.

Well I've learned something new today. Thanks.

25 posted on 05/27/2010 11:14:46 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Travis McGee
The most *diverse* school I went to was my Military Police Officer Advanced course in '95. We had two Hungarians, two Saudis, one from Taiwan, a Nepalese Ghurka and an Australian.

Oh...and two Marines, lol.

26 posted on 05/27/2010 11:39:20 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Lurker
The Coast Guardsman who completed BUDS will have to complete SQT or SEAL Qualification Training which can last up to a year. That includes SDV, Airborne, and many other types of training. They also have complete a Junior Officers course for SEAL Officers. They will be assigned to an operational platoon and will do a platoon workup after which they will deploy. They will be given the option of remaining Navy SEALs or returning to the CG. If they choose to remain in the SEALs they will have to transfer the USN. Marines are not on SEAL Teams. Marines do not go through BUDS nor do any other service branch members. A Marine may leave the Marines and enlist in the Navy. He can then attempt BUDS training. Foreign officers have gone through BUDS in the past and still do. How do I know all this? I am a former SEAL (SEAL TEAM ONE 70-73) and maintain contact with those in the know.
27 posted on 07/05/2010 5:47:37 PM PDT by SEAL76 (None of this is classified nor has it ever been.)
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To: SEAL76

I thank you very much for the information.


28 posted on 07/05/2010 5:50:13 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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