US Navy SEAL candidates during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training, January 23, 2018. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Abe McNatt
Business Insider/SOFREP: Everything you want to know about Navy Special Warfare: How SEALs are picked, trained, and paid* US Naval Special Warfare Command is the Navy component of US Special Operations Command.
* NSWC is organized around Navy SEAL teams, Special Warfare Combatant-craft teams, and other supporting units.
* Below, you can see how Navy SEALs and Combatant-craft crew members are selected and trained and how they’re equipped and paid.
How long is Navy boot camp?
Navy Boot Camp is seven to eight weeks long, depending on scheduling. Navy Boot Camp resides at the Recruit Training Command (RTC) in Great Lakes, Illinois, which is in close proximity to Chicago. In Boot Camp, civilian recruits are transformed into Navy sailors.
During their time at RTC, recruits are subjected to physical training and military discipline. They are trained in subjects such as seamanship, small-arms familiarization, swimming qualification, firefighting, and ship damage control. Navy history, traditions, and core values are an integral part of the Boot Camp regimen, and recruits are constantly taught and questioned on these subjects.
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