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  1. officer

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    What does BUDS stand for (CG Seals) and can someone please tell me about their training. I learned an officer can do BUDS 12 months after graduation. Thank you. -officer
     
  2. Nikolas

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    BUD/S stands for Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL.

    There training is some of the hardest in the world. Go on youtube and look up "BUD/S class 234" to watch a great documentary about SEAL training. Its long but worth the time if you don't know much about their training.

    Sorry, I don't know much about the Cost Guard side of how to get into BUD/S, but I know the competition to get into BUD/S as in officer is pretty insane.

    -Nick
     
  3. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    BUDs stands for Basic Underwater Demolition/Seal Training. Overall the training looks to be about 30 weeks:

    Timeline:
    * Indoctrination (3 weeks)
    * Basic Conditioning (7 weeks)
    * Diving (8 weeks)
    * Land Warfare (9 weeks)
    * Basic Parachute Training (3 weeks)
    * Receive Naval Special Warfare Classification - (NEC) Code
    This is a pretty good site:
    http://www.seal.navy.mil/seal/buds.aspx

    Has all the phases broken down. There is also a documentary on BUDs class 234 on the military channel. You might be able to find it online.


    haha...looks like Nikolas and I are on the same page here
     
  4. officer

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    Thanks Guys,

    Son is very interested in BUDS or SEALS if he ends up Navy. He knew there was a Coast Guard version of Seals, but he thought officer couldn't participate. This is great! -officer
     
  5. Luigi59

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    http://www.uscg.mil/announcements/alcoast/ALCOAST36708.txt

    The Coast Guard wants to get a bit more “hooyah” by jumping on the special operations forces bandwagon with a new program that could put as many as 28 of its personnel into elite Navy SEAL teams by 2016.

    Under an agreement signed in early August among the Navy, Coast Guard and U.S. Special Operations Command, as many as four Coastguardsmen from across the service will be selected each year to undergo the rigorous SEAL training, including Basic Underwater Demolition School and follow-​​on instruction. Eventually they would become full-​​fledged members of SEAL commando teams deployed to terrorist war zones.

    Coast Guard officials say this limited number of Coasties-​​turned-​​SEALs re-​​entering their ranks after a tour in the special warfare community — which could last as many as seven years — will be a boon for morale, training and job skills in a service that bridges the worlds of counter-​​terrorism operations and law enforcement.

    “What this does is it provides us better capability, increased competencies, more experience and greater knowledge to do the things that we are already doing today,” said Rear Adm. Thomas Atkin, commander of the Coast Guard’s Deployable Operations Group which deals with specialized counter-​​terrorism and military missions.

    “They’re going to be able to bring back an esprit de corps that you learn within the SEAL community. We don’t always have that,” Atkin added during an Aug. 15 interview with military bloggers. “We have a great service, I’m very proud to wear the blue, but the esprit de corps that comes out of the folks that go to BUDS [and] members of SEAL teams … those experiences, that knowledge, that mindset are all things that are going to benefit the Coast Guard in the long term.”
     
  6. Luigi59

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    It's not a Coast Guard "version" of SEAL. It's CG participation in the US Navy's SEAL training.

    Actually, of the first five to be chosen for the program, 4 were officers.

    And the first two who graduated BUD/S last September, were both CG officers.

    "Two Coast Guardsmen became the first in their service to graduate from the Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs training Thursday.

    The graduates, whose names have not been released, have been training since January. They still must go through another six months of training before they officially become SEALs, said Lt. Fred Martin, a spokesman for the Naval Special Warfare Center at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif. Up next: parachute training, the Junior Officer Training Course and the final SEAL qualification training, which includes cold-weather training in Kodiak, Alaska.

    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen wrote proudly about the graduates in his blog.

    “Two Guardians made history today,” he said. “While they still have an intensive training program to complete before pinning on their Tridents in the spring, this is an impressive accomplishment, and we should all be very proud of our shipmates and their performance representing the U.S. Coast Guard amongst the elite Navy SEALs.”

    One of the Coast Guardsman graduated as the class officer in charge —the senior ranking member of the class, Martin said.

    “They still have a ways to go, but they have handled themselves very well,” Martin said.

    The Coast Guard originally sent four service members to training, but one dropped out and another was injured before the dreaded Hell Week began. He has since recovered and will start training with a new class next week, Martin said."


    http://www.navyseals.com/?q=coast-guardsmen-are-1st-ever-graduate-bud-s
     
  7. officer

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    Great information, very encouraging to here the CG guys are doing well with the program. Thanks Luigi. -officer
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'm interested in seeing if it will continue.... :rolleyes:
     

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