SEAL teams are maritime multipurpose combat
forces trained and equipped to perform various
special operations missions for the United States.
SEAL is an acronym for SEa, Air and Land, which
summarize the routes of infiltration available
to these U.S. Navy commandos. SEALs are qualified
in SCUBA diving, parachuting, navigation and
demolitions. Operating in small units called
platoons, the SEALs' theater of combat includes
maritime environments, the desert, the jungle,
and urban surroundings.
missions are typically clandestine involving
ground and waterborne special reconnaissance
and direct action. A SEAL platoon is dedicated
to each carrier battle group.