In a ceremony held on October 29 at the Silver Strand Training Complex, SEAL Team 1 welcomed frogmen from the past and present to commemorate 60 years of significant SEAL history. CORONADO, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2022).
Reunited with former colleagues were retired and active operators who represented soldiers in every American battle since the Vietnam War. Officers and enlisted sailors alike were bound together by the trident they had all acquired and bore on their chests. During his opening invocation, SEAL Team 1 Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Aman Grant remembered the neighboring beach that had served as the breeding place for America’s most formidable troops.
SEALs from the past and present applauded wildly as Grant preached on the last 60 years of SEAL history, sharing stories of tenacity and being stretched to the limit just a few miles down the beach. The history of Naval Special Warfare goes back twenty years before the SEAL units were created. At Amphibious Training Base Little Creek, Virginia, the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (Joint) and the Special Mission Naval Demolition Unit were developed in August 1942 to carry out particular objectives during Operation Torch, the allied invasion of North Africa, in November 1942.