About Wanting to be a seal Page 6
|August 11th, 2008||#52|
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I'll throw my 2 cents in to this matter. For one thing, good on you for having a goal for your future. I would recommed that you wait until the age of 17, then join the Canadian regular force if you still want to be in the military by then. If there are still some doubts, then try the army reserves, it gives you alot better view of the army life than the cadets ever will, and if you don't like it you can just quit. Well it is army life just on weekends and summers...lol. One thing to keep in mind is that you will have the best chance at joining JTF-2 or CSOR if you are in the army....not the navy or airforce. You can still tryout, but the highest success rate comes from people in the army, the reason being they have more practice and experience with small-arms, unit tactices, etc. than applicants from the navy or airforce. JTF-2 is also much more than land forces, they have a SOF boat unit and SOF heli and transport unit as well. They all must however be qualified as JTF-2 assaulters (there are 2 classes of assaulters. first class being the main assault force and the second class assaulters being the support units i.e. the boat and air units along with cooks, riggers, mechanices, medics, etc.) so in this aspect of it Canada's JTF-2 is basicly the same as the American SEAL teams (don't forget there are more than just one type of SEALS....UDT, Counter Terrorist, support, etc.). Both countries SOF have very similar weapons load outs (this I will say should never be your reason for joining....as stated by many others before me.) and equipment. They both supply their SOF with some of the best training in the world, and they are probably training together alot aswell (it is very hard to find info on anything JTF-2, I recommed the book "JTF-2, Canada's Secret Commados" thats the most you will find about them, and whos to say that stuff is even true. Good read none the less.). It will be a hard journey but good luck, get as much info and help you can.
|August 11th, 2008||#53|
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Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|August 11th, 2008||#55|
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Uhm, where in that document does it say anything about SQT?
All I read is that coasties can apply for BUD/s..
Before SQT you are not technically a SEAL, although many of the survivors from BUD/s manage SQT quite well there have been one or two who have stumbled on the finnish line if I am not misinformed.
And as for BUD/s, itīs a school. Tough? Sure. Undefeatable, no.
If the coasties get to go to BUD/s but not SQT. what about the SWCC guys, are they going to dissapear now the coasties appear or are there going to be different delivery teams?
SDV Teams are all SEAL qualled guys with their SQT done.
"We are the pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
it may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea..."
|August 15th, 2008||#56|
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MCpl K. Steliga
408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron / Military Flight Advisory Unit
CFB Edmonton, Alberta
Royal Canadian Air Force
Per ardua ad astra
|August 15th, 2008||#57|
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