|United States Navy SEALs|
The U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare insignia, also known as a “SEAL Trident”.
United States Navy SEALs Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations Command.
United States Navy SEALs, duty is to conduct small-unit maritime military operations which originate from, and return to a river, ocean, swamp, delta, or coastline. SEALs can negotiate shallow water areas such as the Persian Gulf coastline, where large ships and submarines are limited due to depth.
“SEAL” is always capitalized in reference to members of the Naval Special Warfare community.
The Navy SEALs are trained to operate in all environments (Sea, Air, and Land) for which they are named. SEALs are also prepared to operate in climate extremes of scorching desert, freezing Arctic, and humid jungle.
The SEALs current pursuit of elusive, dangerous and high-priority terrorist targets has them operating in remote, mountainous regions of Afghanistan, and in cities torn by factional violence. Historically the SEALs have always had “one foot in the water”. The reality, however, today is that they initiate lethal direct action strikes equally well from air and land.
All SEALs are male members of the United States Navy.
The CIA’s highly secretive Special Activities Division (SAD) and more specifically its elite Special Operations Group (SOG) recruits operators from the SEAL Teams. Joint Navy SEALs and CIA operations go back to the famed MACV-SOG during the Vietnam War. This cooperation still exists today and is seen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Due to their reputation as one of the world’s premier special operations forces..
|Active||January 1, 1962 – present|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Type||Special operations force
Sea, Air, Land
|Size||~3,400 Special Warfare Operators|
|Part of|| U.S. Special Operations Command
U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command
|Garrison/HQ||Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek
|Nickname||Frogmen, The Teams, The Men with Green Faces|
|Motto||“The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday”
“It Pays to be a Winner”
Multinational Force in Lebanon
Operation Urgent Fury
Achille Lauro hijacking
Operation Earnest Will
Operation Prime Chance
Operation Just Cause
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Uphold Democracy
Operation Iraqi Freedom