The Navy SEALs: Ready To Lead, Ready To Follow, Never Quit
How do you know when someone is a Navy SEAL? It’s simple. Spot the guy who is performing a near-impossible task and not looking for any recognition for doing so. They’re the fearless few among us, the elite commandos. To be a Navy SEAL is to be a humble hero.
The SEALs are the “Sea Air and Land” teams of the United State Navy; hence the name. Of the thousands of men who enter the training program each year, only about 200 or so complete it. Pretty damn impressive.
The SEALs have been in the news lately for their epic kick-ass, in-and-out invasion of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. I don’t think there was a man among us who at that time didn’t want to be a Navy SEAL. Or at the very least buy them a beer! That said, it takes a special kind of person to be a SEAL. The kind of person most of us are not. For starters, there’s an intensive, 30-month training program. You still interested?
No wonder the dropout rate for the Navy SEALs is around 80 percent. It’s painful, it’s brutal, and let’s be realistic, it’s probably not for you. The great thing about the SEALs is that they not only possess elite physical stamina, but they are way smarter than the rest of us. And they do the dirty work… willingly. They put themselves in harm’s way to keep the rest of us safe.
That’s why on Memorial Day, we here at the Mancave Daily honor all our veterans and active duty members serving our country, and in particular, the badass elite of the elite Navy SEALS. With a great big “hooyah,” we salute these heroes, even though they’re not looking for the recognition.
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