Write it down, put it in an envelope marked, “Do not open for a long time after I croak.”
If it was honorable, but secret, that is.
I know I have read somewhere that the seals grandfathered in some who were earlier frogmen but were not called seals.
How far did it go back? To Viet Nam, Korea, WWII, Maybe all the way back to Swede Momsen in the pre war years?