I keep seeing & hearing terms and names thrown around by people (both in the media and here) that are either misinformed or confused , other people
repeat the misinfo as fact and it continues.
The purpose of this post is to inform you on ST6 so you actually know what you're talking about as you parrot what you're hearing on the news.
The 1st thing you need to know is this... SEAL TEAM 6 NO LONGER EXISTS!!!
And It hasn't existed for 24 years... I won't bore you with the history of the Navy SEALS ... but I will give you a few quick facts. The SEALS are
the Navy's Special Ops... Currently There are 9 different teams that are based in different places and have different specialties. Back in 1980
Captain Richard Marcinko (Demo Dick) rounded up his finest shooters and looters and put them on one of the 2 teams that existed at that time , he
called this Team, Team 6 and they basically specialized in Counter Terrorism Direct Action and Hostage Rescue, they were the cream of the crop so to
In 1987 ST6 was dissolved into the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group or DEVGRU and their current designation is actually
classified. So, there hasn't actually been a SEAL team 6 since 1987.
What makes these guys so special?!?.... DEVGRU is a Tier 1 asset or Black Ops , They are essentially the Elite of the Elite... When something has to
be done quickly , quietly and has to be done right the first time.... Tier 1 assets are the guys that get the call, I'm sure you've seen cheesy
movies where they say "If you're caught by the enemy we'll disavow all working knowledge of your existance" This is who they're talking about,
these guys don't exist. they operate outside of the military by direct order of the president.
The other Tier 1 asset we have is what you may know as "Delta Force"... which is another misnomer, (1st SFOD-D)1st Special Forces Operational
Detachment-Delta or more recently ACE is the Army's Black Ops.
To understand the hierarchy of the Spec Ops community you have your Tier 2 guys, Army Green Berets, 75th Ranger Bat, USMC Force Recon, and Navy SEALS.
They are ELITE. These are the assets being put into play when you hear about "Special Forces" in the media.
Then you have DEVGRU (SEAL team 6) and 1st SFOD-D (Delta Force)... Like I said previously, these are SUPER ELITE , the "Shadow Soliders" or Black
Ops. These are the guys you normally don't hear about and are 100% classified.
I hope you're a little more informed after reading this.
My qualifications... You've probably noticed that I haven't posted any sources. The reason is simple... In the late 90's right out of high school I
joined the Marine Corps. After Bootcamp and Infantry Combat Training, I reported to my MOS School 0231 (Intel Spec)
Navy & Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center which is located in Dam Neck,
Va , Dam Neck is ALSO the Home of DEVGRU So I'd see them when I went to work in the morning,During my time there I learned about our assets and how
they were used and I also was able to talk with a few of the guys & needless to say I have the utmost respect for them. I'm glad they completed
mission and all made it back safely.