The commander of Naval Special Warfare said Wednesday that he recently commissioned a 90-day review of recruiting, selection, training, and leadership development in his command amid allegations of drug use, murder, and other ethical lapses within the SEAL community.
“We are looking hard as a learning organization to self assess to see, are we assessing and selecting the right people? Are we holding them accountable to standards of honor, courage, and commitment?” Rear Adm. Collin Green told the audience at the West 2019 conference, in response to a question from Task & Purpose.
Green was part of a panel discussion focused on restoring readiness and “[building] a more lethal force” when he was asked about what steps he was taking to address problems in the SEAL community. Among the issues cited by Task & Purpose were the nearly dozen SEALs booted from the service after testing positive for drugs last year, as well as others being investigated or brought to trial on murder charges.