Notable Navy SEALs
- Roy Boehm — first commanding officer of SEAL Team Two, considered godfather of all SEALs
- Rudy Boesch — competitor in the TV reality shows Survivor and Survivor: All-Stars, and host of the reality series Combat Missions.
- James F. Cahill — first person to scuba dive in New England waters, founder of first retail scuba diving chain, one of the first UDT members
- Christopher Cassidy – NASA Astronaut
- Cade Courtley – actor, contestant on the reality series Combat Missions, and host of Spike’s Surviving Disaster
- Dennis Chalker — founding member of SEAL Team SIX and Red Cell
- Dick Couch — Author of several books on the Navy SEALs including The Warrior Elite: Forging of SEAL Class 228, The Finishing School, and Down Range: Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism. Couch is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (Class of 1967) and BUD/S Class 45 (1969).
- Frank Cucci — Certified Jeet Kune Do instructor and founder of the Linxx Academy of Martial Arts Virginia Beach, VA.
- Hershel Davis — Grandfather of SEALs during the 1980s and 1990s; Master Chief of Blackwater USA (PSC).
- John Gay — One of four Navy SEAL members from SEAL Team 6 to have participated in The First Battle of Mogadishu who was wounded in action with the “Lost Convoy” and notable for having a Randall knife deflect a stray bullet from inflicting serious injury; Bronze Star with Valor recipient.
- Bob Gormly — Commanding officer of SEAL Team 6 during the invasion of Grenada; author of Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy SEAL
- Eric Greitens — Chairman and CEO of the The Mission Continues, Public Speaker, and Senior Fellow at the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs
- Scott Helvenston — At age 17, known as the youngest SEAL in history to complete BUD/S; while working as a private military contractor, he was killed during an ambush in Fallujah, Iraq on March 31, 2004.
- Harry Humphries — Hollywood actor and technical advisor for films.
- Gary Jackson — Former president of Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, a private military contractor.
- Bob Kerrey — Medal of Honor recipient; Democratic U.S. Senator from Nebraska (1989–2001); and president of The New School since 2001.
- Gerhard Klann — SEAL Team SIX Operator; claims he, along with Bob Kerrey committed war crimes in Thanh Phong, Vietnam.
- Mike Lumpkin – California congressional candidate.
- Marcus Luttrell — The sole survivor of Operation Red Wing, the deadliest single day in the history of SOCOM. Nineteen Special Operations Forces soldiers died during the operation; three from the original four man SEAL team and sixteen others when a QRF helicopter that had been sent to rescue the SEAL team was shot down by a RPG.
- Richard Machowicz — aka “Mack,” former Navy SEAL and founder of Bukido training system and host of Discovery Channel’s Futureweapons
- Richard Marcinko — founder of SEAL Team SIX and Red Cell; and co-author of New York Times bestseller Rogue Warrior
- Alden Mills — Inventor of The Perfect Pushup and The Perfect Pullup exercise products.
- Michael A. Monsoor — Awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor for jumping on an enemy hand grenade during a firefight in Iraq to save fellow SEALs.
- Christopher Mueller — CIA Special Activities Division paramilitary officer and former Navy SEAL who was killed while conducting a highly secret operation to kill/capture high level al-Qaeda leaders. He was honored with a Star on the CIA Memorial Wall.
- Michael P. Murphy — Medal of Honor recipient, exposed himself to fire while calling in support during Operation Red Wing in Afghanistan
- Thomas R. Norris — Vietnam War MACV-SOG Medal of Honor recipient and retired FBI agent.
- Eric T. Olson — The first SEAL to achieve the rank of vice admiral and four-star admiral; the first Navy officer to command U.S. Special Operations Command.
- Chuck Pfarrer — SEAL Team SIX operator; screenwriter with credits including The Jackal, Darkman, Red Planet, Virus, Hard Target, Navy SEALs; and author of the New York Times bestseller Warrior Soul and the reality-thriller Killing Ché
- Erik Prince – Founder, former CEO, and current Chairman of the Board of Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, a private military contractor.
- Theodore Roosevelt IV — Vietnam-era SEAL and great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, BUD/s class 36
- William Shepherd — first American commander of the International Space Station
- Michael Thornton — Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War.
- Jesse Ventura — served with UDT 12, as a SEAL, and became a professional wrestler, actor, and served as the 38th governor of Minnesota
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Notable Navy SEALs