The US Navy SEALs in Iraq mission-operations began in March 20, 2003. This was the time when US President George Bush instructed the troop to invade Iraq. The mission was then called Operation Iraqi Freedom. With the rigid training that each member of the Navy SEAL underwent, it was easier for them to fight against […]
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Pete Wikul, the longest serving Navy SEAL in American History officially retired on September 25, 2009. Wikul had previously held the title of “Bull Frog.” This title recognizes an individual who carries the largest amount of cumulative service once they have completed BUD/S Training. This title is given to this individual regardless of rank.
Lt. Cmdr. Mike Walsh served for 25 years in Naval Special Warfare. During this time he served 5 tours in Vietnam. During his years of service he gained a reputation for being one of the most professional and reputable Navy SEALs to ever serve in the United States Military.
There is one medal that all Navy SEALs will acquire during their years of service. This medal is commonly referred to as the “SEAL Trident.” However, it is also known as the Special Warfare Insignia or “The Budweiser”. This medal is a sign that the person who wears it has successfully passed the Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. This is a special training session that must be passed by all individuals before they become an official Navy SEAL.
Team 6 is an elite group of Navy SEALs also commonly known as the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group. They are also known as ST6 (SEAL Team 6). Most people in the military (specifically the Navy) have heard of Team 6, but very few are aware of what Team 6 actually is.