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Navy SEAL Officer General Requirements.

Navy SEALs are physically fit, mentally sharp, mature and resilient. Those men who want to become  a Navy SEAL Officer are screened to determine their potential to succeed in the community.

 

In addition to meeting the basic requirements for commissioning in the Navy, candidates interested in becoming SEALs must meet rigorous physical and mental requirements.

 

The physical fitness of a potential candidate is assessed using:

 

Physical Screening Test (PST)

 

 

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PHYSICAL SCREENING TEST: ADMINISTERED BY NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE

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USE  |  PST CALCULATOR

 

 

To qualify for a commission, a prospective candidate must meet the minimum requirements. The qualifying PST must be administered by a Naval Special Warfare coordinator or mentor.

 

To receive orders to BUD/s, a candidate must pass the PST, submit an officer package through a Navy Officer recruiter either at the Naval Academy, Navy NROTC college or at your local Navy Recruiting District. The PST consists of:

 

500 yard swim - 10 minute rest

Maximum push-ups in 2 minutes - 2 minute rest

Maximum curl-ups in 2 minutes - 2 minute rest

Maximum pull-ups in 2 minutes - 10 minute rest

1.5 mile run - done in shorts and running shoes

 

PHYSICAL SCREENING TEST MINIMUM OPTIMUM
Swim 500 yard breast or side stroke 12:30 9:00
Push-ups 50 90
Curl-ups 50 85
Pull-ups 10 18
Run 1.5 miles 10:30 09:30

 

Prospective candidates can increase their chances of being selected for BUD/S and succeeding in training by having optimum PST scores. You can judge your current level of fitness by taking the PST Calculator.

 

 

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OTHER REQUIREMENTS: OBTAIN SECRET CLEARANCE

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VISION CORRECTION  |  PERMITTED


Age

Applicants must be from 17 to 28 years old. Waivers for men ages 29 and 30 are available for highly qualified candidates. Men with prior enlisted service as SEALs who are seeking to become SEAL Officers can request waivers to age 33.

 

Vision

Must be correctable to 20/25. Uncorrected vision must be at least 20/70 in the worst eye and 20/40 in the best. Color blindness is disqualifying.

 

Citizenship

Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

 

Other

In addition to the other requirements listed on this Web site, applicants must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance, be male and have no felonies involving drugs, weapons, violence or sex.

 

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