Could a woman ever finish SEAL training? 51 replies

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Relander

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#1 11 years ago

I can't see a reason why a woman couldn't finish SEAL training. It's just a matter of motivation, preparations and will power.




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#2 11 years ago
Relander;3528101I can't see a reason why a woman couldn't finish SEAL training. It's just a matter of motivation, preparations and will power.

Some men would say that women are too inferior physcially and when it comes to being tuff weak. Some men would say that a woman wouldnt last a week.




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#3 11 years ago

I think it has to do more with will then it does with someone's physical condition. There a tons of men who go into training built up and ready for anything, but most of them just can't stiff it out.

That's why i think a woman who really wants it can go in there and get it. It's all about how much you want it and how far your willing to get it.




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#4 11 years ago

We have all seen GI JANE.....

My question is if a woman could ever finish SEAL training. Now Im not sexist and I would like to believe that it is possible for a woman to finish the training. It would inspire a whole new world of open minds and acceptance of women into a man's dominate world.

You know someday, I'd like to see them put a bunch of tough women through the training with equal standards just to disprove the premise that NO woman can do it.

Just because there are standards for fitness tests that lower the bar for women or races that have categories for both men and women doesn't mean that a small percentage of women don't do far better than a lot of the men.

I would realy like to see a woman complete SEAL training . Many people say it would be impossible for any woman to do so.




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#5 11 years ago

Men and women are different for a reason. There are some things only men are meant to do, and vice versa.

But I'm sure it's not 100% impossible for a woman to complete SEAL training.




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#6 11 years ago

Roaming East;3528173Will power is the ultimate decider but thats only because the guys who go are ALREADY at the top of physical chain. A guy with all the heart and will power in the world isnt going to pass if he cant haul his own body weight plus 50 pounds up a rope while dripping wet.

It takes strength of mind AND body. And ive yet to see a woman who has the physical makeup to endure it. I will repeal every word of what i just said if i ever find a woman who can not only run a 5 minute mile but do it with a 60lb ruck sack and gear on and then immediately after doing so, carry a man in body armor for 100 yards in 5 minutes. I certainly can and im nowhere near SEAL caliber.

I definitely know women that could meet those requirements. There are women that body build that could break most men in half. It wouldn't surprise me at all there being women that could pass seal training.

Requirements for Seal Training.

Entering training to become a Navy SEAL is voluntary. Anyone can volunteer, and officers and enlisted men train side by side. In order to enter SEAL training, however, they do have to meet certain requirements. Those wishing to volunteer for SEAL training have to:
  • be an active-duty member of the U.S. Navy
  • be a man (women aren't allowed to be Navy SEALs)
  • be 28 or younger (although waivers for 29- and 30-year-olds are possible)
  • have good vision -- at least 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other (corrective surgery is also possible)
  • be a U.S. citizen
  • pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • Pass a stringent physical screening test that includes the following procedure:
  • swim 500 yards in 12.5 minutes or less, followed by a 10-minute rest
  • do 42 push-ups in under two minutes, followed by a two-minute rest
  • do 50 sit-ups in under two minutes, followed by a two-minute rest
  • do six pull-ups, followed by a 10-minute rest
  • run 1.5 miles in boots and long pants in less than 11.5 minutes
Once a potential SEAL qualifies for training, the real fun starts.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/navy-seal4.htm




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#7 11 years ago

I agree with Cpt Blade here...there are some things that only a certain sex can do.

If you ask me if women want to be equal that's great and another progressive step forward for civilization but if men and women are to be equal then it needs to be equal across the board. An example I can think of would be women in the military. What do they actually do? If there's gonna be equality how bout we put those women marines on the front lines with all the blood and guts - then see if being truely equal works out....equality is demanded when it can only benefit the race/sex/people demanding it...half the time ppl who want equality are not prepared to deal with the responsibilities and bad things that come with that equality.




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#8 11 years ago

Will power is the ultimate decider but thats only because the guys who go are ALREADY at the top of physical chain. A guy with all the heart and will power in the world isnt going to pass if he cant haul his own body weight plus 50 pounds up a rope while dripping wet.

It takes strength of mind AND body. And ive yet to see a woman who has the physical makeup to endure it. I will repeal every word of what i just said if i ever find a woman who can not only run a 5 minute mile but do it with a 60lb ruck sack and gear on and then immediately after doing so, carry a man in body armor for 100 yards in 5 minutes. I certainly can and im nowhere near SEAL caliber.




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#9 11 years ago

If a woman can pass the test then good for them they should be let in. If a women can't pass the test then the standards should NOT be lowered for them.

Chances are if a woman does pass the test she probably will look much more like a man than a woman anyway so it would probably make little difference anyway, she would probably look and act a lot like Vasquez from the movie Aliens.

I'm sure there are a few women out there in the world who could pass the test.

The only problem with women on the front line (who have passed the tests) is when taken prisoner or killed a woman is worth five times what a man is worth and that can cause moral problems back home.




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#10 11 years ago

Woah, there is a lot of post jumping here it gets confusing. But from Bob's post:

Navy SEAL Requirements

Entering training to become a Navy SEAL is voluntary. Anyone can volunteer, and officers and enlisted men train side by side. In order to enter SEAL training, however, they do have to meet certain requirements. Those wishing to volunteer for SEAL training have to:

  • be an active-duty member of the U.S. Navy
  • be a man (women aren't allowed to be Navy SEALs)
  • be 28 or younger (although waivers for 29- and 30-year-olds are possible)
  • have good vision -- at least 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other (corrective surgery is also possible)
  • be a U.S. citizen
  • pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • Pass a stringent physical screening test that includes the following procedure:
  • swim 500 yards in 12.5 minutes or less, followed by a 10-minute rest
  • do 42 push-ups in under two minutes, followed by a two-minute rest
  • do 50 sit-ups in under two minutes, followed by a two-minute rest
  • do six pull-ups, followed by a 10-minute rest
  • run 1.5 miles in boots and long pants in less than 11.5 minutes
Once a potential SEAL qualifies for training, the real fun starts.

That kind of beats down upon it. :(