Re: What Makes a Navy SEAL?

by Peter Kirsanow

Dick Couch, former SEAL and honorman of his BUD/S class, says there’s no way to predict at the outset who will survive the rigorous training and eventually become a SEAL. One common quality among those who do: They never quit unless killed.

Couch says there’s also no foolproof way of predicting who will drop out of SEAL training, but notes that in his experience the best predictor is, for some reason, the presence of tattoos on the candidate.

Best place to spot a Navy SEAL? Any pick-up bar in America on Friday night. At least 80 percent of the male patrons claim to be either  active or former SEALs.

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