Do you want to become part of the Navy SEALs, one of the most elite groups among the military forces of the United States? There are many young men out there who are inspired to join the Navy, if not the Navy SEALs, because of the prestige that being part of the navy brings. However, enlisting with the navy, especially with the Navy SEALs, is no joke. There are strict requirements that you must pass before you can even begin training with the SEALs.
If you are a civilian, meaning that you did not join the Navy yet, how do you go about with qualifying for the Navy SEALs? Here is a short guide to the requirements that you must meet before you can enlist for SEALs training.
Basic Navy SEAL Requirements
To enlist with the Navy SEALs, or join the Navy for that matter, you must be between 18 to 30 years of age. You can also enlist if you are only 17 years old, but you will need the written consent of your parents or your legal guardian.
You would also need to be a bona fide citizen of the United States or a legal resident. The federal government and the military of the United States do not take in non-citizens or non-legal residents to work for them. At the moment, the Navy SEALs do not accept women in their ranks, although there are other options for women who wish to join the Navy.
It is also a must for you to be a high school graduate; if not, you must have passed the High Performance Predictor Profile (HP3) criteria. You should also be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.
Most importantly, you should not have any criminal record or record of civil restraint. You should also not have a history of substance abuse or minor offenses and misdemeanors. There should also be no on-going lawsuits against you when you enlist.
When you enlist with the Navy SEALs, you need to be in tip-top shape. Wanting to get in shape is a bad reason for you to join the Navy in the first place. Before you could successfully enlist with the SEALs, you need to pass the physical screening test, which would be made up of:
• Swimming 500 yards using breaststroke or sidestroke in less than 13 minutes
• Doing 42 push-ups in less than two minutes
• Doing 50 sit-ups in less than two minutes
• Doing six pull-ups
• Running 1.5 miles under 12.30 minutes
As for vision requirements, your uncorrected vision should be no worse than 20/200. You can go through photorefractive keratectomy surgery to correct your vision, and it must be correctable to 20/20.
You would also need to go through a written exam to join the Navy, and this exam is called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Under the ASVAB, you will be tested in the following areas: Word Knowledge, Coding Speed, Paragraph Comprehension, Numerical Operations, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronic Information, Arithmetic Reasoning, Mechanical Comprehension, General Science, and Auto and Shop Information.
Your ASVAB score has to be of a certain level in order to become eligible for the Navy SEALs. It should be GS+MC+EI=165 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220. You need to study well for this exam. To determine which areas of knowledge you need to focus on, you can take a pre-ASVAB exam.
It is not a joke to join the Navy, much less the Navy SEALs. There are a lot of requirements that you need to deal with, and you must do well in these requirements to become part of these elite forces of the Navy.
This Article is written by James Kara Murat