posted on Aug, 7 2010 @ 01:14 AM
reply to post by BASSPLYR
I remember they used to say a SEAL who tried for DEVRGU and didn't get in did not fail he simply was not fit for DEVGRU.
Then again that was just a saying I heard but it always made me think that # must have been pretty rigorous in its selection process. Still, if it's
SEALs failing I'm going to assume it's more often psychological than physical that bars them from it. Maybe they torture (or simulate severe
circumstances on) them and the ones who break don't go in. Who knows, but I'm pretty sure any SEAL can swim at least 50 meters underwater (probably
the minimum, it might even be 100, go across the pool and then back again), move several miles bearing heavy weight at high speed, run, and in general
I don't see them failing the physical tasks short of muscle/thermal failure since the whole thing you learn going through hard schools is that you
can really keep running and running and you can keep carrying and carrying and you can keep holding your breath and you can be sleep deprived and
still alert if you have the mental strength.
I mean as SEALs they are required to score well on their GT, they are required to be physically able individuals who have the ability to push
themselves to their bodily limits, and they have already proven that they can study for difficult exams while under heavy duress.
I wish I knew more about DEVGRU's selection because it must be crazy to be having quality Seals, Recon, and others being declined. Best of the
best... of the best?
Then again maybe it's just a thing where they invite people who've already proven themselves extensively in combat operations as special operators.