The Army has their Tier 1 Operatives known as “Delta Force” or simply “the Unit”. The Navy counters with a group so secretive the name changes depending on who your talking to. “DevGru” “Team Six” and “The Boys” to name a few.
To get into Delta or Team Six you must serve as a Special Forces Operator (Navy SEAL or Green Beret/Ranger) with an impeccable record on and off the field. Only the top 1% of Navy SEALs are even acknowledged for this honor. You will then be invited to try out. Not everyone of this super elite hand picked group makes the “try out”.
Video – Delta Force tryouts
Delta Force Physical Standards Test (PST)
5-event physical fitness qualification test
(all while wearing boots and BDUs)
run, dodge and jump
Timed 18-mile ‘ruck-march’ at night in which the candidate must carry 35 pounds in their rucksack
Timed 40 mile route while carrying a 45 pound ruck sack over rough, steep terrain.
Training is intense with 16 hour days and mind numbing pressure as the new picked but “seasoned” candidates work their way through the initial Tier 1 training.
Operatives are then formed up into cells and deployed around the world to hot spots to exterminate bad guys and rescued those in need.
SEAL Team Six Physical Standards Test (PST)
Dead Hang Pull ups 15 (on instructors count)
Push ups in 3 minutes: 80 (chest to deck)
Situps in 3 minutes: 90 (rest in top position)
Air squats in 3 minutes: 100 (full lock out at top)
3 mile run in 22 minutes
Tier 1 Workout
30 minutes of grinder PT
30 pull ups
run 4 miles on sand or up the mountain