Seal Training

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  1. CrazyHorse

    CrazyHorse Member

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    Is it possible to do SEAL training if you are a "West Point'r"
     
  2. cisco

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    No.
    Navy SEAL.

    West Point = Army.
     
  3. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Technically, yes. If you cross-commissioned upon graduation from WP, you could enter the Navy. It you went into the Navy, you would have a chance at a SEAL slot.

    ...I wouldn't count on it though! The odds are stacked VERY heavily against it.
     
  4. scoutpilot

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    Everyone should just join the Navy, since every other question is about how to become a SEAL.
     
  5. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Nah, they just have the best recruiting campaigns and dress uniforms.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Their PR budget is pretty redic....
     
  7. scoutpilot

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    My grandfather, a member of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame, used to gripe "every hill in Korea the Marines ever passed, they stuck a camera on top."

    If you judge the Navy by their commercials, the entire service consists of two things: SEALs and fighter pilots.
     
  8. Eagles81

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    Don't forget Submarines that propel themselves out of the water on a daily basis :wink:
     
  9. AF6872

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    And the AF with their "Predator" commercials and these which seem totally outrageous:

    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/air-force-sci-fi/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiB3vrhPDNs&feature=channel_page

    Didn't know I was a ranger.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=SBSiumGYQiE&feature=endscreen

    Saw some trees and shrubs in that video. Don't remember a lot of those at Lackland.

    This is a new one for the AF. I remember when that was then. And I was a TI at Kessler AFB

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=P-EzkzsR_7M&feature=endscreen
     
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  10. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    I always liked the poem written in tribute (?!) to the ferocious powers of self promotion of my beloved USMC (I think I first read this in Leon Uris' "Battle Cry," but I'm not sure). Although, having now seen "Act of Valor," I think maybe the Navy SEALS are now tops in this category (fun film, btw). An excerpt from the poem, which is of WWII vintage:

    The Marines, the Marines,
    Those blasted Gyrenes,
    Those seagoing bellhops,
    Those brass-buttoned queens,
    Oh! They pat their own back
    Write stories in reams,
    All in the praise of themselves—
    The U.S. Marines!

    The Marines, the Marines,
    Those publicity fiends,
    They built all the forests,
    Turned on all the streams,
    Discontent with the earth,
    They say Heaven’s scenes
    Are guarded by—you guess! Right!
    U.S. Marines!
     
  12. AF6872

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    The idea of the Marines as an "elite" force is a myth they've worked quite hard to cultivate, and it's a marketing tool they've used to great effect.
     
  14. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    Ouch! I'd better hide and wait for the battle to begin... :guns4: :sofa:

    :biggrin:
     
  15. SubSquid

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    Besides, WE all know what ARMY stands for -

    A - Aren't
    R - Ready to be
    M - Marines
    Y - Yet

    Another steely-eye, baby eating, warrior from the sea started TBS today. The Marine Corps is all that it is advertised to be!

    Semper Fi from a Bubblehead glass maker!
     
  16. scoutpilot

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    Yeah, the Army has to dumb us down first. Then we'll be ready.
     
  17. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'm just happy the Army and Marine Corps have all of these games to teach them how to spell.

    I guess they had to learn it at some point!
    :wink:
     
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    Yes, he was inducted in 2001.

    PM sent re: his exploits.
     
  19. AscoreD

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    Sounds like the Marines would like to show their softer side now a days to society with their new marketing campaign :smile:
    "A new Marine Corps advertising campaign starting this weekend takes its cue from research showing today's recruit-age generation is interested in helping people. So the campaign is crafted to show Marines not only as warriors but as humanitarians and peacekeepers; not only as courageous but also as compassionate."

    http://news.yahoo.com/ads-pitch-marine-corps-kinder-gentler-side-185153491.html
     

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