What’s the Difference Between SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force?

JSOC has 2 elite special forces groups it can call on when needed. SEAL Team 6 and Delta Force.

Want to know the difference between the two? Read On.

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Development Group (DEVGRU) of ELITE Tier 1 Operators also known SEAL Team 6.

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D).

So What’s the difference?

Selection Process:

1st. Delta Force is Army. BUT they will also take candidates from other branches.

SEAL Team 6 (DEVGRU) Only selects from the SEAL Teams.


Prior to the desert wars. SEAL Team 6 was primarily a maritime based operation.

Think Captain Phillips style missions. Or delivery via SEAL Delivery Vehicle or (SDV)

Both specialize in Close Quarters Combat (CQB) And both go after High Value Targets

and handle hostage rescue.


Not much difference here. All must be highly trained, work well as a team, be in top physical form

and know when to lead and when to follow. There are no lone wolf’s in these groups.

It’s all about teamwork. If you’re not an asset you’re gone. That simple.

As one DEVGRU Leader once said:

“Don’t like the rules? There’s the door, I’ve got 200 guys waiting for this spot.”

Ops or Missions:

TOP Secret! That’s the name of this game. Missions or Ops are a need to know basis and

we don’t need to know. But must be ready to move at moments notice.

For example, maybe you just finished a 36 our Op, get back to the FOB and the call comes in.

Back in the Helo and on your way. Diet, training, teamwork, organization,

attention to detail all come into play. Want to be an operator at this level?

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