Coronado, Calif. “Naval Special Warfare is proud to team with the nation’s first U.S. Coast Guard officers qualified as U.S. Navy SEALs,” said Rear Adm. … Gary Bonelli, Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command.
Three Coast Guardsmen are currently in the SEAL training pipeline.
Can any branch of the military be a SEAL?
You can apply to become a Navy SEAL as a civilian, a Navy sailor or even as a service member from another military branch. Both new recruits and active-duty military candidates must pass a battery of physical, technical and psychological exams.
The Navy SEALs probably get the most attention in the media, but the Army Special Forces, the Marine Special Operations Command and the USAF’s Pararescue teams are all equally highly trained combat and survival specialists.
What is the Coast Guard age limit?
Age Limits for Enlisting
You must be at least 17 to enlist in any branch of the active military. The oldest you can be to enlist for active duty in each branch is: Coast Guard: 31. Marines: 28.
Navy SEALs are eligible for retirement after 20 years of service, but many SEAL members continue service for at least 30 years to maximize their retirement benefits. After 20 years of service, Navy SEALS are eligible for 50% of their average base salary for retirement.
Extra Pay for SEALS
In addition to the same basic pay scales that apply to all U.S. military, a sailor who successfully enters the SEALs training program receives a $10,000 to $12,000 bonus and another $40,000 bonus upon graduation.