Something off the wall "Seal Requirements"


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Something off the wall "Seal Requirements"

Post by PAUL-AWOL- on Tue 27 Oct 2009, 8:39 pm

During the enlistment process you will be required to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). Your scores on these tests determine the rates for which you are eligible. You must score well enough to qualify for the SEAL program.

Your recruiter can arrange for you to take a pre-ASVAB test. The pre-ASVAB will identify weaknesses in your performance and enable you to undertake remedial work, if necessary. In addition, several books are available to help you prepare for the ASVAB test. Check your high school or public library, or your local book store. Alternatively, use one of the popular web search engines and search on the following string: "armed services vocational aptitude battery."

The ASVAB is broken down into several categories. To be eligible for BUD/S School, your minimum requirements are:

SEAL - GS+MC+EI=165 or VE+MK+MC+CS=220

Take this test seriously and study for it. If you score lower, then those lower scores will stand, so study. The ASVAB is a series of 10 mini tests maintained by the Department of Defense. The ASVAB is made up of tests in the following subject areas:

  • Word Knowledge
  • Paragraph Comprehension
  • Mathematics Knowledge
  • Arithmetic Reasoning
  • General Science
  • Auto and Shop Information
  • Mechanical Comprehension
  • Electronics Information
  • Numerical Operations
  • Coding Speed
  • Upon completing the tests, you will receive a composite score as well as scores for each of the ten sections. These scores are used to determine the position you are best qualified for. If you have not enlisted yet you may retake the ASVAB several times. If you take the ASVAB and score high enough to enlist but not high enough to sign up under the SEAL Challenge Contract (see: waivers), study hard and plan to retake the ASVAB. Inform your recruiter that you are serious about doing well on the ASVAB, so you will qualify for the SEAL Challenge Contract. Download and read SEAL ASVAB Requirements for more information on requirements, qualifying scores, and application instructions.

    I. Eye Sight waivers (Active Duty/Reservist)

    a. Per the references, Eyesight Requirements: Uncorrected vision can be no worse than 20/200 in each eye. Both eyes must be correctable to 20/20.

    b. BUMED waiver request: Reference Manual of the Medical Department, P-117, Chapter 15-102, Paragraph 3 and 3a.

    c. The eyesight waiver must be included with the medical package per reference (a) to the SPECWAR Assignments (PERS 401D) for review.

    d. The eyesight waiver request must be included with the completed BUD/S package for final approval from the SPECWAR Assignments (PERS-401D).

    II. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or In-Situ Keratomileusis (Lasik) surgery (Active Duty/Reservist)

    a. IAW reference (b) PRK or Lasik surgery waivers are granted case by case by BUMED.

    b. An approved PRK or Lasik surgery waiver must be included with your medical package per reference (a) to the Naval Special Warfare Center Medical Department for review.

    c. The PRK or Lasik surgery waiver must also be included with the completed BUD/S package for final approval from the SPECWAR Assignments (PERS-401D).

    ..: Age Requirements ::..

    Applications are accepted from men who are 28 years old or less.

    You may request an age waiver (for those 29-30).

    Age waivers are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    I guess my dreams are over,, AHHHHH LMAO..

    ..:: Gender Requirements ::..

    The current policy set by Congress and the Secretary of Defense, effective 1 October 1994 excludes women from direct ground combat billets in the military.

    The SEAL program is not open to women.

    Women are encouraged to investigate the Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) fields.

    For additional information on these opportunities, see the Navy Personnel Command web site.

    I guess GI JANE was fake.. Long live Demi Moore,, grrrrrrr.

    ..:: Citizenship Requirements ::..

    Enlistment into the U.S. Navy, or any branch of the U.S. military, by citizens of countries other than the United States is limited to those foreign nationals who are legally residing in the United States and possess an Immigration and Naturalization Service Alien Registration Card (INS Form I-151/551 - commonly known as a "Green Card").

    Applicants must be between 17 and 35; meet the mental, moral, and physical standards for enlistment; and must speak, read and write English fluently.

    Note: The U.S. military branches cannot assist foreign nationals in obtaining admittance into the United States.

    Questions concerning immigration to the United States should be asked of the U.S. Embassy.

    Only after immigration procedures are completed and an applicant is legally residing in the United States may an application for enlistment be accepted.

    In order to be commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy, one must be a native-born or naturalized United States citizen.

    ..:: SEAL Physical Screening Test Requirements ::..


    Enlisted Physical Screening Test (PST) Description

    Ref: (a) MILPERSMAN 1220-150

    a. The physical screening test is designed to assess the applicant's physical ability to undergo initial training. The test will be administered exactly as indicated. No waiver will be granted for failure to successfully complete the physical screening test.

    b. The run/swim times and push-up/sit-up/pull-up standards are minimum standards only. Maximum effort is required for all exercises and will be reported on the physical fitness screening test form submitted with your application.


    EventAllowable TimeMinimum Repetitions/TimeCompetitive Repetitions/TimeRest Period
    500-yard swim using breast and/or sidestroke12:30 Minutes12:30 Minutes10:00 Minutes 10 Minutes
    Push-ups2:00 Minutes42792 Minutes
    Sit-ups2:00 Minutes50792 Minutes
    Pull-upsNo time limit6 (dead hang)11 (dead hang)10 Minutes
    1 ½ miles Run wearing boots and trousers11:30 Minutes/SecondsN/A10:20 Minutes/Seconds N/A
    Training Requirements:

    SEALs are qualified in diving, parachuting, and are experts at combat swimming, navigation, demolitions, weapons, and many other skills. In addition to the maritime environment, SEALs also train in the desert, the jungle, in cold weather, and in urban surroundings.

    Your first assignment in Naval Special Warfare begins in Coronado, California at the Naval Special Warfare Command with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (NSWC BUD/S) training.

    NOTE: Physical Preparation Training

    Due to liability reasons, we cannot provide a workout program for you. If being a SEAL is your goal, then with the resources available (i.e., books, videos, etc.), you should be able to achieve the highest fitness level possible to prepare you for the rigors of BUD/S training. Your training should prepare you to pass the Physical Screening Test with ease. You can read more about preparing for your PST swim by reading the Sidestroke Swimming guide.

    I do this once a week, no problem,,, yeah right.. Buds training here I come.

Blink / Tub3
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Re: Something off the wall "Seal Requirements"

Post by Blink / Tub3 on Thu 29 Oct 2009, 8:28 am

As a Former Staff Sergeant of Marines & a Navy Petty Officer let me remind ANYONE interested in joining the Seals.......if you are not in a military occupation specialty (MOS) prior & fail to become a Seal you will automatically be placed in any MOS open billet. Which means you will become whatever the Navy needs are currently. Hello plumbers, cooks, and ship maintainance crew. lol

Always seek the MOS that requires the most intellectually, and when you are established in your Naval career you can then make the choice of attending BUDS. If you still want to be apart of the Seals.

I can tell you as a Combat Veteran....be careful what you wish for....you just might get your pipe dream & end up smoking every last bit of it.


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