Every BUD/S class has in-fleet candidates, there are typically between 12-15 in every class. There will continue to be in-fleet candidates contrary to the gossip often out there. Here on this site are all the instructions and requirements you need to put together a package for SEAL and SWCC. If you have questions call the 888-USN-SEAL during normal working hours PST.
This comment is directed more towards guys in the fleet (like me) trying to go SO...a little bit of a motivating fact to me is a few prominent Navy SEALs, (and many more I'm sure) didn't initally join the Navy as SEALs. Danny Dietz was a gunners mate, Michael Monsoor was an MA, Matthew Axelson was a Sonar Tech, Howard Wasdin was a search and rescue swimmer, and Michael Thorton was also a gunners mate. Trust and believe that everything happens for a reason, and spending time in the fleet working hard and learning another job can give you somewhat of an advantage in my opinnion. It makes getting to BUD/s that much more worth while and once we get our chance (or at least me) I will never do anything to give it up.
Because if you didn't complete the course for whatever reason, you had a rate to go back to. Now it seems more efficient to not waste time with fall back ratings until it gets to that point. But I'm sure that's all obvious.
Side note, am I the only one who thinks that knowing and listing first and last names is nuts?
In regards to submitting a conversion package, how long is a PST good for before you have to take another one? For example if I took a PST in December would I be able to submit those scores in February if I had not submitted them yet?