Special Warfare (SEAL)

Community Overview: 

Navy SEALs are a nimble, elite maritime military force suited for all aspects of unconventional warfare. In this role, you will provide immediate military options amidst crises around the world.

Training Pipeline After Commission: 

After successful completion of the 12-week long Officer Candidate School, prospective SEAL officers ship to BUD/S training, which lasts for 6 months.

At BUD/S, the first 8 weeks consist of physical conditioning - running, swimming, and calisthenics - as well as basic SEAL skills. The second phase of BUD/S consists of 7 weeks of diving instruction, where students learn the basics of scuba and other types of diving. The third phase is 8 weeks, where SEAL candidates primarily learn about demolition as well as essential SEAL combat skills.

After graduation from BUD/S, candidates attend 12 weeks of SEAL Qualification Training and 3 weeks of parachute and airborne training. After completion, the Naval Special Warfare Insignia (the trident) is awarded.

Special Pay/Bonuses: 

Naval Special Warfare Officers are authorized to receive Dive Pay and up to two Hazardous Duty Incentive Pays (HDIPs). Special Warfare Officer Continuation Pay (SPECWAROCP) is also paid to eligible SEAL officers between 6 and 14 years of commissioned service.

Active Duty Obligation: 
4 yrs Active from date of commission or 3 years from completion of training, whichever is longer.
Service Obligation: 
Total of 8 yrs Active & Inactive.
Age Requirement: 
You must be at least 19 and less than 29 at the time of commission.
Education Requirements: 
BA/BS in any major - technical degrees preferred. Minimum GPA of 2.0
Medical Requirements: 
Vision must be correctable to 20/20
Color vision required
PRK and LASIK only eye surgeries waiverable.
Special Requirements: 
You must be eligible for a Secret security clearance.