So my understanding of the 5 branches of the military (Army, navy, coast guard, marines, air force) there are certain units that do more dangerous and more involved missions. Marine Recon, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Air Force Commandos, Green Berets, etc.
Does the coast guard have a special forces unit? I have never heard of them having one.
My understanding is you have to be a member of the branch of the military in question to qualify as a member in a unit. As an example, you have to be in the Navy to become a SEAL, and you have to be in the Marines to join Recon. Is that the case or can someone in the Army try out for the SEALs and someone in the Marines try out for the Green Berets?
What about even higher special forces units like DEVGRU (Seal team 6) or Delta? My understanding is the best soldiers in the Army try to end up in the green berets or Rangers, and the best members of those units try to end up in Delta force. Same with Seal team 6, they pull the best members of the other Seal teams.
Are people able to join Delta or DEVGRU w/o belonging to another special forces unit? Can anyone in the army try out for Delta or do you need to be a member of a different special forces unit (Green Berets or Rangers) within the army before you can apply? What about cross applications? Can a SEAL apply for Delta, and can someone in Marine Recon try out for DEVGRU?
If the best members of the military try out for special forces teams (Seals, Rangers, Recon, AF commandos, etc) and the best members of those teams end up in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue teams (Delta, DEVGRU), are there any teams consisting of the best members of Delta and DEVGRU or are they the peak?
I was told a few years ago by a military guy that there was a group called ‘the Virginia boys’, which consisted of intelligence gatherers and spies. I’m guessing that may have been ‘the activity’ unit.
Are those members pulled from the best in Delta or DEVGRU?
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