In the Navy SEALs, their are many different specialties one can have. Some SEALs are weapons experts, while others are to scout out beaches before a Seal Team lands. UDT, or underwater demolition is a big part of the SEALs. Underwater demoliton men are experts at distructing underwater or near water objects. They clear bridges and take down beach obstacles for troops.
A Navy SEAL in a land operation.
"If death smiles at you....Look it in the eye and smile back."
Training is incredibly hard for U.S. Navy SEALs. I am not a Navy SEAL, in fact I'm only 14, but thorugh the last couple of years the Navy SEALS have been the highest point of interest in my life. I sometimes try to recreate the hell that Seal trainees go through but I'm sure that I come nowhere close. The real SEAL trainees have to deal with incredibly cold water, really hard physical training, and a huge lack of sleep. The trainees receive only 4 hours of sleep for hell week. Every morning they are woken up by theri yelling instructors, and blank M-60 machine gun fire.
" Anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
The Navy SEAL program takes place in San Diego California, at Coranado Naval Base. NAVSPECWAR is a program that runs the SEALs, the UDT and the specail boat squadrons.
Bob Gormly, is a retired Captain from the Navy. He was one of the first men on SEAL team 2, and before that, he was a UDT swimmer. His book, "Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy SEAL", is a must read if you are interested in the subject.