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Old 12-15-2008, 17:28   #1
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SF and Navy SEAL??

A guy came into my work today looking for books on military history. Long story short: he said he was a "Green Beret" for seven years, but left to join the Navy SEALs because it wasn't "challenging" enough. You can't do both? Bullshit, right?
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Old 12-15-2008, 17:37   #2
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A guy came into my work today looking for books on military history. Long story short: he said he was a "Green Beret" for seven years, but left to join the Navy SEALs because it wasn't "challenging" enough. You can't do both? Bullshit, right?
Yes, you can.

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Old 12-15-2008, 18:30   #3
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Though this particular person may or may not have done it...I know several who have done either of the two first, then transitioned to the other.
None of whom speak ill of their time in US Army Special Forces or US Navy Special Warfare.

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Old 12-15-2008, 18:48   #4
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Yes, you can.

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Richard, your avatars are getting creepier and creepier!
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Richard, your avatars are getting creepier and creepier!
Just trying to get into the holiday spirit!

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Old 12-15-2008, 20:38   #6
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I used that avatar for "door decoration" in the Pentagon (yes, we get tasked with reindeer games in the Pentagon).

I put a green beret on Santa with a USASOC flash and a quote like:

"We got sumthin' for you AQ!"


...and one of my cadre in Robin Sage was an SF Captain with a Budweiser badge from prior service with the SEALs.
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Old 12-15-2008, 22:33   #7
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Yes, you can.
and one wrote a book about it. "You want me to do what" by Jeff Kraus. Good read IMHO. Good sense of humor, dose of humility, and he spoke highly of all three

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Old 12-16-2008, 00:34   #8
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Yes, you can.

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But why would you want to? Why go through the headache of enlisting into another branch of the military when you can just join a SCUBA team?
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:21   #9
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But why would you want to? Why go through the headache of enlisting into another branch of the military when you can just join a SCUBA team?
That's fine, if you honestly think being a Navy SEAL or on an SF dive team is just about scuba diving. If you want to blow bubbles sign up with your local PADI dive shop.

These days people join the SOF community for one reason... to fight terrorism. Each component of SOF does just that in a very different way. Comparing an SF dive team to a Navy SEAL team is like saying bicycles and air balloons are the same thing. True, both are viable modes of transportation that will get you from Point A to Point B, but in very unique and different ways.

I am willing to bet that the reason(s) your buddy has for wanting to try a different SOF community has nothing to do with scuba diving. However, IMHO, if life as an SF guy wasn't "challenging" enough for him, then he obviously wasn't challenging himself enough. I am willing to bet he will run into the same frustrations in his new line of work.
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...when you can just join a SCUBA team?
Just? Ahh...haa...haa...haa! You boo-coo fun-nee Petah-sahn!

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But why would you want to? Why go through the headache of enlisting into another branch of the military when you can just join a SCUBA team?
You might want to do more reading and less posting.

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:41   #12
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You might want to do more reading and less posting.

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LOL, my thoughts exactly.

colin,

No more posting for a while. Do as the Reaper said.

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I...and one of my cadre in Robin Sage was an SF Captain with a Budweiser badge from prior service with the SEALs.
Along with some ink, IIRC.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:59   #14
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I was in the 11th Group with a guy named "P.S." that was SF, Marine Recon and SEAL qualified. It is very possible!
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:20   #15
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I was in the 11th Group with a guy named "P.S." that was SF, Marine Recon and SEAL qualified. It is very possible!
Boy can't he make up his mind..... Lots of time in school hope he made use of the training.
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