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The Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal… but some seem to really push the envelope on that notion. One of them is Jonny Kim, who is not only one of NASA's newest astronauts, but is also a graduate of Harvard Medical School and an active-duty Navy lieutenant with a distinguished combat record after serving with SEAL Team Three.
With such an impressive resume, the 35-year-old Kim seems to have achieved three lifetimes' worth of childhood dreams in one. But, according to a 2017 profile of the sailor for the Harvard Gazette, Kim started out with a feeling we can all relate to: a lack of self-confidence.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Edward Gallagher, the Navy SEAL who was acquitted of war crimes and was pardoned by President Donald Trump, has launched a lifestyle brand.
The White House's top national security official defended President Donald Trump's decision to intervene in the case of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher on Sunday following the publication of video interviews from Gallagher's fellow sailors decrying him as "evil."
Navy SEALs who were never called to testify in the war crimes trial of Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher told naval criminal investigators about behavior they witnessed, including the alleged stabbing of a wounded ISIS fighter that led to murder charges against Gallagher.
The two SEALs were granted immunity to testify in the trial this past summer, but were never called to the stand.
Their interviews with criminal investigators will be available for streaming today on Hulu, on "The Weekly" from The New York Times. It will be broadcast on FX on Sunday.
One of the Navy's smallest and most elite communities may soon have its first female members, Military.com has learned.
Three enlisted women are now in the training pipeline to become special warfare combatant-craft crewmen, small-boat operators frequently teamed with Navy SEALs for infiltration and exfiltration missions. They also conduct reconnaissance and other missions in shallow-water regions.
Editor's note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.
At the quarterly meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services in December, a Navy official disclosed that the woman had reached the end of the physically and mentally demanding two-week SOAS process in September. Ultimately, however, she was not selected for a SEAL contract, officials said.