Five Reasons to become a Navy SEAL

Do you have more questions about becoming a SEAL? If so, it is time to schedule an appointment with a recruiter. A recruiter can give you more information on joining this elite force, as well as advice on how to get started. This is the time for you to ask any questions that have been on your mind.

So, you want to become a Navy SEAL? This is a dream that many men share. Unfortunately, only a small percentage ever has the chance to be called a SEAL. Although there are other parts of the Navy that you can join, there is something about being an elite SEAL that gets many people excited.

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Below are five reasons why more people than ever are experimenting with the idea of becoming a SEAL.

1. The training may be intense, but it sets you apart from everybody else. It has been said time and time again that the SEALs go through the most rigorous military training – there is no denying this.

Although you will struggle, both mentally and physically, if you have what it takes to complete SEALs training you will be a better person when you come out the other side. In other words, all your hard work will eventually payoff.

2. Navy SEALs are involved with cutting edge technology. No matter if it is a new piece of equipment or a top secret vehicle, as a member of the SEALs there is a good chance that you will be one of the first people to test it out.

If you are the type of person who gets excited about technology you will love everything you come across as a SEAL.

3. Respect, respect, and more respect. Before we go any further, it is important to note that all members of the Navy receive a high level of respect from their fellow countrymen. That being said, SEALs are seen as the best of the best. For this reason, you can expect everybody to give you the highest level of respect at all times.

This may not be the best reason to join the SEALs, but it is good to know that people all over the country respect you and what you are doing for your country.

4. The ability to advance your knowledge through a variety of educational opportunities. From learning more about warfare to taking part in military tactic training, there are many courses that you can get involved with. While they are extremely demanding, you will be rewarded in the long run with more knowledge and extra pay.

If you are the type of person who is always trying to improve their knowledge you won’t have to worry about missing out when you join the SEALs – you are always in position to further your education in some way, shape, or form.

5. Great pay! You are not going to join the SEALs for the money. Of course, it is nice to get rewarded with competitive pay. In addition to what you will receive as a member of the military, SEALs also qualify for an enlistment bonus of $20k. Along with this, you have the ability to earn more money through special duty assignments, dive pay, parachute jump pay, and demolition pay.

Let’s put it this way: the Navy makes sure that the SEALs are well taken care of when it comes to their earnings.

Do you have more questions about becoming a SEAL? If so, it is time to schedule an appointment with a recruiter. A recruiter can give you more information on joining this elite force, as well as advice on how to get started. This is the time for you to ask any questions that have been on your mind.

Now that you know five of the best reasons to become a Navy SEAL you can decide if this is the right choice for you. The training is rigorous, the hours are long, and the missions are tough. But once you become a SEAL nobody can take that away from you.

24 Responses to "Five Reasons to become a Navy SEAL"

  1. paul jean hilaire jnior  June 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I want to integrate in the usnavy.

  2. Sonny cooper  May 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi,
    I am only 15 but the navy is really a prospect in my future too come before me. I like the challenges that are faced daily im a man of strategies and knowledge so it just seems so interesting!

  3. cayleb soria  June 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Being a navy SEAL seems to be a tough job but its worth the work this is what i want to be when I get out of high school

  4. Zoozy  June 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I am 15 as well and first thought about being an infantryman in the USMC but have looked into it and thought it wasn’t enough as a challenge as being a Navy SEAL. That being said, I am very looking forward to high school graduation so I can join the elite group of Navy SEALs and serve my country.

  5. Leilani  September 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I am 16, and I have had many people join the military! But they got it easy! I want the toughest workouts, the strong mentality, and a better way of life! I wanna learn how to be strong both mentally and physically! And learning a lot about the navy seals, they are what I’m looking for! With that being said, navy seals…in 2 years…here I come!!

  6. C. Howser  September 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

    I believe you forgot the most important one. The ability to protect your countrymen in a way no other unit can. The desire to serve at all costs.

  7. Hunter Dreisbach  November 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    There may be some thing incorrect with your on page links. You should have someone take a look at the web site.

  8. larryf  November 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Like what exactly? THank you for advise…

  9. J.Hood  April 10, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Okay I am 16 as well. Most of my family is in the military and I have been raised that way. You do not just become, or be a Navy SEAL. You earn it. You do not try out. You volunteer. Many people say they are ready, but they do nothing to prepare and they may even lie about it. I for one have been preparing since I was 10. I am not saying I am better than all of you, but I am saying that I am trying to better my chances as much as possible. I score an 800 on the pst already and I am aiming for optimum score not minimum. This is all about pushing your limits and exceeding them….not meeting them. If you want to find out what your limits are go to a gym. If you want to know what they are and exceed them, then follow my path.

  10. jacob scheg  July 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    im 14, ive been looking into the navy ever since i was 9. i always wanted to be in the navy SEALS to defend my country, training looks tough and brutal, especially hell week. im willing to risk pain, suffrage, and sacrifice because i know it will all pay off to help someone and be proud of what i do. some people say im not going to do it, im going to prove them wrong, im a tough kid, and im not like other kids who go in to be bad ass, im going in to be a damn hero

  11. larryf  July 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I applaud your determination. But true success all begins with character & integrity. You’re only 14 and may sound like little harsh to me. Please note, I’ve seen ‘real tough’ guys ring the bell. And then some guys who you never thought could fight their way out of a paper bag, make it. Why? Again, it all begins ‘within’. Check out the mirror. My best.

  12. cole dog  February 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    larryf is totally right, the people with determination and self motivation make it through this training. Smartness is key too, you have to be able to learn many things quickly and think on the fly. While you do everything they are looking for attention to detail so you have to think fast and get it perfectly right.

  13. Leo DeSantis  October 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I want to be a navy seal but what they don’t say up there is Post traumatic stress disorder and what it will do to you

  14. larryf  October 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    If you’re already worried about PTSD then I can advise you that BUDS is not for you. There are many other good Navy jobs out there. My best.

  15. jamie robert field  November 21, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    very educateing website my son kaiden james field joined the u.s.navy from high school recruiters witch put him at the naval station everett washington state and my son logan robert field joined the u.s.army in washington state also id like to be a navy reserve sailer myself becouse im only 40 years old and i started trying at the age of 37 years old but i had to loose weight first becouse of bmi restrictions and i did,so i really like the u.s.navy dot com website sir,thankyou by by.

  16. Taylor  February 1, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I am a 21yr old Female currently in school to achieve a business management degree. I am currently working full-time in the quality department at a pharmaceutical company. I want to become a SEAL because I want to do something meaningful for my country and for myself. If I am able to join, then why wouldn’t I want to make a difference in the world?

  17. ARIAN  February 17, 2015 at 5:37 am

    good day mam/sir just called me ian,30 yrs old, a filipino citizen, single, active member of pnp elite unit and have a foundation course and special skilled . i just wanted to ask if the NAVY SEAL recruiting a Filipino citizen to be a member of your most trusted elite unit? and what are those qualification? i am interested to be part of your company sir.

  18. larryf  March 6, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Arian, just go to Navy Seal (navyseal.com) or just google ‘navy seal qualifications’. Then you see an array of info re Navy Seal training and requirements.

  19. Dominic  May 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    I am 15. Just wanted everybody to know I have been wanting to be a Navy SEAL for 2 1/2 years. I may not be the smartest in school or a great swimmer but I LOVE my country. I want the world to know whats its like to grow up safely I want everbody to have a bed to sleep on food to eat , water to drink and to know they can do anything thay want to do. I need to put a end to the terroists that threaten this for my people and I must fight to make our world safer for all. I go to the gym 6 days a weak and think about SEALs every 5 seconds. Now I know traing is hard but I said I WILL BE A SEAL so NOBODY is EVER GOING TO STOP ME.

  20. larryf  May 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Dominic, many men want to become a Navy SEAL but 80% do not succeed. Keeping in mind, many are dropped due to performance issues even though they wanted it. Its awesome that you want to serve your country, but there are many ways to accomplish that. If you’re only 15, you still have time to ‘perhaps’ become a great swimmer or competent in the water. You may want to begin swimming in 55 degree water for a couple miles…. cold water tends to make cowards of many of us. Best, LF

  21. Ty  July 21, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Hello, I’m currently 17 and quickly approaching 18. The SEALs has been a dream of mine for about 2 years now. I know I will struggle physically and mentally but what else would you expect when training to be a SEAL? But my biggest problem is getting into shape for it. I would like to get fit for the training they go through and I want to be prepared for it as much as possible.

  22. larryf  August 8, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Ty, if you think that you’re not physcially and/or mentally fit then you probably not. Even if you get orders to BUDS, the failure will last. Why not go another path. Only those who are FULLY COMMITTED succeed, and that is often not enough. Talk to an area SEAL rep before you sign up. Best, Larry

  23. Josh  March 2, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Is there any way i can talk to a Navy SEAL?

  24. larryf  March 5, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Hey Josh, the best recommendation is contacting your Navy recruiter and asking for the SEAL rep in your area. If so, click military recruiting locations here. However, if you have a generic question for a Frogman/SEAL BUD/S graduate, fire away… we can get your question answered here.

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