Report: A Breakdown Of SEAL Team 6

In a surprising move, the Government Accountability Office published the exact size of the Navy’s Sea, Air, Land, or SEAL … Continued

Report: A Breakdown Of SEAL Team 6

In a surprising move, the Government Accountability Office published the exact size of the Navy’s Sea, Air, Land, or SEAL units, namely Team 6, on July 16. The report states that as of 2014, the team had a total of 1,787 positions, of which 1,342 were listed as military personnel and 445 as civilians. The exact count had been a well kept secret until now.

A former Team 6 member reacted with surprise when the numbers were released, and told Foreign Policy that the total number of Team 6 members shouldn’t be taken to mean that all of them are SEALs. In fact, the unit has approximately 300 enlisted SEALs and between 50 to 60 officers, who are a part of the Green Team, with the remaining personnel comprising the support staff.

It remains unclear why the exact numbers were included.

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