As a SEAL, SWCC, EOD Technician, or Fleet Diver, you will be called upon to dispose of ocean-borne mines or conduct combat operations in any environment throughout the world. To qualify for special operations, you must complete an intense physical and mental conditioning program. The competition to become a member is fierce, but if you’re motivated, self disciplined, in excellent physical condition, and have the passion to perform under pressure in extreme environments, the U.S. Navy Special Operations field might be the perfect place for you.
What Will You Do?
As part of a SEAL, SWCC, EOD, or Navy Diver program, you will train to deploy and perform missions anywhere in the world. Typical missions include; gathering enemy intelligence, performing covert reconnaissance, or conducting counter-terrorist operations, and performing long-range maritime transit in support of a variety of Special Operations. Some of your other duties in this field might include:
- Conduct reconnaissance and demolition of natural or man-made underwater obstacles prior to amphibious landings (SEAL, EOD)
- Collect information about enemy military installations in coastal areas (SWCC, SEAL)
- Carry out demolition and other direct-action raids against military targets (SEAL)
- Conduct maritime insertion/extraction and long-range patrol in small units to accomplish operational tasks (SEAL, SWCC)
- Conduct demolition of hazardous munitions, pyrotechnics, and outdated explosives using detonation and burning techniques (EOD)
- Perform underwater location and identification of foreign and domestic ordnance (EOD)
- Render safe and or disposal of foreign and domestic ordnance (EOD)
- Perform parachute/helicopter insertion operations in support of missions (SEAL, SWCC, EOD)
- Support military and civilian law enforcement agencies (SEAL, SWCC, EOD, Diver)
- Perform a variety of diving salvage operations and special diving duties worldwide (Fleet Divers)
Skills and Training
Your training in Special Operations is a combination of intense physical and mental training, designed to push your mind and body to their limits. You’ll train in any number of conditions and environments, including maritime, coastal, riverine, mountains, jungle, desert, and urban terrains.
Earn College Credits (Equivalent to elective credits)
You might learn the fundamentals of explosive ordnance disposal through formal Navy schooling. Or you may learn about chemical and biological warfare, military tactics, deep-sea diving, or a number of other tactical military procedures. The courses in this field are demanding, but individuals who accept these challenges are rewarded with extra pay and extraordinary duty assignments.
Jobs within Special Operations now have civilian counterparts outside to include security work, emergency medicine, law enforcement, civilian EOD/Bomb disposal, Chemical-Biological-Radiological (CBR), Force protection/personal security, and all types of diving salvage. You will be part of a community that values leadership, self-determination and organizational skills. As you mature in any of the Special Operations fields, you will be valued by employers in the military and civilian communities.