There is a common enough saying With Great Power, come Greater Responsibility. Navy SEALs, go through one of the most rigorous training processes known to man, and at the end of it all, are sent on the most hazardous missions for their country. More importantly, through the course of these missions, Navy SEALs are required to make life and death decisions.
The primary responsibility of the Navy SEAL is to protect his country. He must at all times be geared to serve his country to secure it against any and every threat. The core responsibilities of a Navy SEAL are given as under:
Most of the responsibilities of Navy SEALs are well kept secrets and the missions that they undertake are generally off the radar. Though many of their missions do make evening news, most of their important missions go unheralded.
In the continuing, battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, countless SEAL missions have been launched with an aim to ferret out terrorists and rogue elements. Many SEAL operations have been conducted on the Pakistan border, and the responsibilities of the SEAL in this regard included intelligence gathering, taking out terrorists, and also the destruction of terrorist supply and ammunition depots.
As can be imagined counter-terrorism operations require stealth and precision, which form the core responsibilities of a Navy SEAL. Any failure in this regard, would be at a great cost to his country.
One of the more important responsibilities is unconventional warfare. This could mean undertaking diversionary tactics, while the real attack would take place from somewhere else.
These highly trained individuals can create confusion and fear amongst the ranks of their enemies and this creates a window of opportunity to the various military forces to win a decisive battle. In the dead of the night, Navy SEALs can plant explosives etc, right under the nose of the enemies and disappear as fast as they appeared.
More of than not they operate like ghosts and enemies are not aware of their presence, until its too late.
This responsibility is a significant component of what a Navy SEAL does, as herein, he will scout the location, and give tactical information to the forces who have lined up to attack. For e.g., if the attack is to be launched from water, SEALs, would swim to the shore, measuring the depth of the water, the gradient of the shore and also create maps that would help secure the proposed landing.
The focus of the Navy SEAL training is also on direct action. This responsibility puts them directly in the line of fire, where they support other forces in the midst of battle. With regards to direct actions, the Navy SEALs do not take their responsibility lightly and have always been rated as one of the biggest reasons why victory in battle was achieved speedily.
As can be seen there are various responsibilities in the working life of Navy SEAL and all Navy SEALs effectively tackle the weight of these responsibilities.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat