NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE CENTER

Standards Based SEAL Training

Agenda
SEAL Production Process Preparation Training
NSW Prep Course; Great Lakes BUD/S Orientation

BUD/S Standards Overview of Student Loss by type and phase of training

SEAL Development Total Timeline

Initial Training: 61wks
NSWCEN BTC
NSW Prep 8 wks JUMP/ SERE

NSWCEN ATC

NSWG TRADET
DEPLOY

BUD/ S 27 wks

SQT

PRODEV

ULT

SIT

7 wks

19 wks

6-8 months

6 months

4-6 months

2.5 years of training until 1st deployment

Basic Training: SEAL Pipeline
NSW Prep COI - 8 weeks Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/S) - 27 weeks Navy Parachute Course - 4 weeks NSW SERE Level C - 10 days
(NSWCEN Developing in house Curriculum/MARSOC Model)

Junior Officer Training Course - 5 weeks

61 weeks total
SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) - 19 weeks
Cold Weather / MAROPS Close Quarters Combat / Combat Shooting

NSW Prep. Course Progression
- 2 Senior Enlisted SEALs and Blackwater Coaches - Focus on Physical Preparation BUD/S Check-in Conditioning Test & Transfer 1 week 4-8 weeks Orientatio Max 12 weeks n Exit Admin 3 weeks PT groups by ability
Assessm ent MED Clear Course Intro level Daily academic instruction Progress carefully tracked Standards PST Review Board Ship to Coronado

Coronado CA

The “BUDS Class” begins to form here.

NSW Prep Course Standards
ABILITY ASSESSMENT
- At check-in - Assesses each student’s fitness lvl - Placement into PT groups 500 yd swim no fins 10 min break Max push-ups (2 mins) 2 min break Max sit-ups (2 mins) 2 min break Max pull-ups

EXIT STANDARD
- Must be met to “ship” to NSWCEN - Failure results in a “roll” to the next class or a drop from training. 1000 Yd Swim - 20:00 min. (fins) 10 min break Push-ups - 70 Minimum (2 mins) 2 min break Sit-ups - 60 Minimum (2 mins) 2 min break Pull-ups - 10 Minimum

BUD/S Orientation Schedule
Onboard NSWCEN Coronado, CA
Focused on Transitioning NSW Prep SEAL Candidate to BUD/S skills and physical standards No BUD/S-like harassment True Senior Enlisted Mentorship and Skills Development Week 1: Admin/Check-in - Equipment Issue / Administrative INDOC - Initial Run (x2) and Initial O’ Course (x2) Week 2: Orientation week - Learn the routine, skills and standards - Practice skills required for BUD/S entry - “safe student” learning and practical of high-risk evolutions Week 3: Test week - BUD/S entry standards (Run/Swim/O’Course)

Orientation Exit Standards
Standard PST: 500 yd swim 12:30, 42x Pushups, 50x Sit-ups, 6x Pull-ups, 1.5 mile run 11:30 4 Mile Timed Run: 33:00 1.5 nm Bay Swim: 65:00 Obstacle Course: 15:00

Additional Skills tested, ONLY for student “self gauging” Survival Swim Knot Tying Drown-proofing

1st Phase Schedule; 7 WKS
Weeks 1-3: Conditioning and Physical Training - Aquatics Skills Practice
- Physical Training and Conditioning Run - Tested timed events (Run/Swim/O’Course) - Unit integrity/Teamwork Training
- Log PT - Inflatable Boat Small Training

Week 4: HELLWEEK
Sunday PM to Friday AM

Week 5: Recovery Week / Skills Week Weeks 6-7: Hydro Recon and water skills test week

1st Phase Standards
Must pass 50% of each type timed event Physical Evolutions B.O. progression 4 Mile Timed Run: 32:00 33:00 2 Mile Ocean Swim: 85:00 1.5nm – 65:00 Obstacle Course: 13:00 15:00 HELLWEEK – completion Pass/Fail Completion Water Evolutions: Underwater knot tying, 50M underwater swim, drown proofing, life saving

2nd Phase Schedule; 8 WKS
Week 1: Dive physics and medicine Week 2: SCUBA charging, Dive safety, Diving Skills Week 3: Open Circuit Qualification and Competency Week 4: Open Circuit, Open Water Diving Week 5: Closed Circuit (CC) Qualification Week 6-7: CC Combat Swimmer Skills - Proficiency Week 8: Combat Swimmer FTX 1&2

2nd Phase Standards
Physical Evolutions Progression 4 Mile Timed Run: 31:00 32:00 2 Mile Ocean Swim: 80:00 85:00 Obstacle Course: 11:00 / 10:30 13:00 Pass/Fail Completion Diving/Water Evolutions: Tank Treading Water Open Circuit Competency Closed Circuit Competency 3.5 nm Swim 5.0 nm Swim Written Tests

3rd Phase Schedule; 9 WKS
Week 1-2 : Intro to Land Warfare and Land Navigation Week 3: Rope Insertion Training / Transit to SCI Week 4: Pistol Training/Qualification Week 5: Demolitions Training Week 6: Long Rifle and Machine Gun Training/Qual Week 7: Small Unit Tactics (Raids/Immediate Action Drills)

3rd Phase Standards
Physical Evolutions Progression 4 Mile Timed Run: 30:00 31:00 2 Mile Ocean Swim: 75:00 80:00 Obstacle Course: 10:00 10:30 Pass/Fail Completion Land Warfare Evolutions: Land Nav Course Pistol and Rifle Qualification Demolitions Practical Small Unit Immediate Action Drills (Officers) Written Tests Land Navigation

BUD/S Attrition Overview
Enlisted Loss during Phase of Pipeline

PRE- INDOC 1st Phase HELL- POST- 2nd Phase 3RD TRNG Pre-HWK WEEK HWK DIVING PHASE

35% Loss of Candidates Prior to BUD/S start
= 44% of total attrition prior to starting BUD/S Training

BUD/S Attrition Overview
Enlisted Loss by Type

61% of Enlisted Students “Self De-Select” Only 7% of students don’t meet the standards

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