30 Seconds Later, Navy SEALs Find a New Career Sharpening Equipment • Spotter Up (2023)

Anyone searching the web for veteran-made content that's never been created before should check out the brand's art.Thirty seconds out.If you don't know what 30SecondsOut is, check out the awesome art of a retired Navy SEAL. After two decades in the Navy, including the final eleven years in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Evan Rommel wasn't really sure what he wanted to do after retiring in April 2014. He knew that many veterans fear paralysis. and prevents them from doing anything worthy to advance them. People get stuck. Evan knew that action was more important than talk. (The one seen above is "Heavy Days" by Evan)

Most shooters who return home have to earn a living, but some find that teaching the skills they've used throughout their own careers is becoming routine, and he didn't want to be a part of it. Not that he was opposed to getting involved in the gun industry, but he was never really a "gun" guy.

Aside from his HK 416 and Eotech, Evan didn't want to delve into the familiar. I wanted to do something I had no experience with. He felt that art was calling him and he wanted to see where it would lead. What I had was an artistic emptiness for 20 years. He had more experience spraying lead than painting a canvas. Think of a well-educated, active, and intelligent person who has seen many war battles during their twenty-year career, but has been colored in with crayons and encouraged to be creative. They will no doubt sit still and try to process the order. From destruction comes creation. (Seen above, the words on his poster sum it up.)

once he went toSHOOTING-SHOWin Las Vegas, but his heart wasn't there. There are as many sinister, angry, wannabe counterfeiters in the gun/military community as there are terrified, sad-looking bohemian artists in the art community. He spent three hours there and decided to run off and hang out with his friends outside of the event.

Art is the weirdest thing that happened to Evan. He built a successful business and didn't even know how it came about. (I'll explain how that happened shortly ~ see below) His first attempt at painting garnered a lot of attention and his fan base continues to grow.

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What makes his art unique is that it comes from the mind of a man who is no victim of life, while many of the mass and hipster poses speak of heartbreak, pain and the hardships of being misunderstood. There are no pretenses here. None of them went through the slightest difficulty. He's got multiple combat missions under his belt and a few traumatic brain injuries to boot.

“I was in teams for 20 years, 10 combat missions. I am happy to be upright and enjoying this second stage of life. As you know, a lot of guys weren't as lucky as I was. I just live in the mountains and make art and clothes that resonate with my friends."

Flying into combat with your legs dangling over the edge of a helicopter or jumping out of a plane at night causes injuries to guys like Evan.Nobody controls the situation., he thought, but he sensed when a helicopter approached fast and close that people needed it"I know the action."With his art he is essentially trying to convey that sense of action and the aftermath of combat through art. Art was the only thing in which he could freely express himself. Titled in the image belowCaminoThe use of gray and red clearly shows the darkness of the world outside of the Blackhawk helicopter, and the red seems to symbolize the intensity of the warriors about to unleash hell below. The painting is from a photograph by Jimmy HatchSpikeK9 backgroundand his dog Spike. Spike can be seen in the center of the painting.

Evan didn't lack confidence when it came to SEAL teams. He already knew that "they" were the tough guys who opened doors with their boots, but when it came to creating art, he wasn't quite sure where to start.on McneeEvan explained“I'm just an artist and I have no idea about the art world. I only started making art because I love doing it. After 20 years on SEAL teams, he wanted to do something new. You know I feel like a clumsy newbie in a new space, I like that feeling.

In a world where artists like Banksies and Shepard Faireys are honored for their brilliance, hating corporations the size of Coca-Cola or Nike to become popular, Evan stands on the other side. The credibility gap occurs in art as it grows in popularity while the Onoxian artist claims to be out of the money and fame talk. Evan began learning his craft by essentially working as an intern at for about 6 monthsSmall office of violence machines.He observed, listened, learned and did the best he was taught. He quickly went from gunslinger to businessman.

“I started making art, whether it was oil and acrylic painting or graphic design in Adobe Illustrator. It's nice because there are no real rules when creating it. I like the challenge of mixing a message with art, with or without text. It's relaxing and I have the option to keep it or share it on my website."

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I'm going ahead here. Evan's artistic quest actually began when he decided to paint a picture that had been rattling around in his head for months. He bought a tube of oil paint, a brush and a canvas. Today he calculates that the brush he bought was actually intended for watercolours."I didn't know what the hell I was doing."he claimed. It was inspired by a piece by the British artistBanskycreated and after Evan finished the article he published it onInstagram.15 minutes later someone asked online what the problem was. Eve replied:“US$ 97,00”That number had slipped his mind. A small bidding war ensued and he stopped at $225.00 to give to the first person to ask for the starting bid.

It will be deletedHeavy days logoand their shop symbol represents the hard days that all warriors experience on and off the battlefield. It's a version of Banksy's Drunken Angel that Banksy painted on London Bridge. Evans LTC Kilgors is a focusShepard FaireysObama popular painting.

(Below is Banksy's Drunken Angel.)

Evan grew up in the punk rock and hardcore scene, so today it wouldn't be unusual to see him on a Misfits reunion tour, but that's where the Banksky-likeness ends. Banksy, like many other street artists, is an artist who strikes a particular chord with youth and underground movements frequented by "anti-capitalists" and readers of Vonnegut, Nabokov, Ellison or Wilde. Banksy has established himself as an artist and political spokesman against all forms of evil in our world. Good Sorrow: Fascism, Capitalism, Theism, War and Totalitarianism. How strange that so many artists, poets, writers and the like have statements to make about life when they never really "skin" the game.

Evan's artwork reflects his style and sense of humor. In one of his enlightening moments, he realized that marketing in the action sports industry is very big and very smart; You can find inspiration from people all over the world who are doing the almost impossible with their skateboards, dirt bikes etc. Evan wanted to be close to that actionable energy. He also learned how to use social media to cleverly promote his art. However, anyone with an Instagram account can fake popularity and success.

He doesn't proclaim anything in his 30 Seconds Out chalk for being a Rembrandt, but he does say a huge "F_you!" to all the posers in the art world who, on the contrary, propose two truths. People want fame and fortune, but they destroy the machinery that helps them become popular. Evan has seen his fair share of death, struggle, pain, injustice and hurt, but don't paint him as a victim of life. He told McNee,“I knew our troops did incredible things in both combat and training on a fairly regular basis. So I started exploring the idea of ​​combining my personal military experience (which I know) with styles of successful brands and image styles (which I don't know yet...).”

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He had no intention of saving lives with his art or planting farms in Somalia, he didn't want to protest against the dark forces in America, but he also wouldn't sit in cafes quoting Proust and Pruskin. He joined the Navy and learned how to make a visible and tangible difference. There isn't that credibility gap for Evans that we can point to like we can with other artists who milk the world for money while claiming their art runs deep. Any artist can say the right catchphrases, but how many can say how true their art is'Hurtlocker'history woven into it.

Banksy's Angel depicts a world-weary, slump-shouldered being having a drink and a drink. It seems to indicate that non-earthly "benefactors" are having a hard time too. But that's where the comparisons end. Evan's angel painting claims something more powerful than Banksky's angel ever will. Evans Engel, with a pistol slung over his shoulder and his night vision goggles, captures the darkness of war. This suggests that this wizard has always fought evil and evil does not rest. Evan's Angel is damaged and war-weary, but he's not broken. He drinks and smokes a cigarette during his break in action. But one thing every warrior knows, this angel is thrown back into the darkness and into the heat of battle. He is the light of a dark world. "30 seconds off!" A voice screams! "30 seconds off!"

Evan enjoys his life. He spends a lot of time mountain biking, fishing, hunting and skiing. In an environment where he was the top dog, in ski trials, he had to prove himself because he was the rookie. To hone his craft, he watched many YouTube videos, read blogs and forums, and listened to podcasts. He taught himself how to manipulate art using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. He continues to produce new art and spread his name. I hope you will support this veteran run business. Evan throws out a bunch of murderous looking stuff. Stay tuned…

Guest Artist/Author:Evancan be reachedevan@treintasegundosfuera.com.Follow her adventures on Instagram@Thirty seconds,Facebookthirty seconds off,Gorjeo@30 seconds, visit Evans websitewww.ThirtySecondsOut.com

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What is the average height of a Navy SEAL? ›


Height: 5 ft. 10 in.

How long does it take to be a Navy SEAL? ›

Training consists of: 12+ months of initial training that includes Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL BUD/S School, Parachute Jump School and SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) 18 months of pre-deployment training and intensive specialized training.

How hard is it to be a Navy SEAL? ›

The Navy seal training program is one of the most difficult human conditioning and military training tests in the world. During this program, students overcome obstacles designed to test their stamina, teamwork, and leadership. For every 1,000 people who start Navy Seal training, only around 200 to 250 succeed.

How old do you have to be to be a Navy SEAL? ›

Navy SEALs Qualifications

All SEAL candidates are required to meet the following qualification standards and pass the PST: 18-28 years old (17 with parental permission) A U.S. citizen. High school graduate (or meet High Performance Predictor Profile criteria).

What is the weight limit to be a Navy SEAL? ›

This Is the Best Height and Weight for Special Ops Selection and BUD/S Training
Height / Weight Ranges Suited for Selection Programs
Height (inches)Navy Max Weight Standard (lbs)BUD/S Weight Range (lbs)
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What rank do most Navy SEALs hold? ›

The majority of Navy SEALs (about 2,000) are Navy Enlisted personnel (E-4 to E-9). They are led by roughly 500 SEAL Officers (O-1 to O-10). There is also a small number of SEAL Warrant Officers (circa 30) who rank as officers above the senior-most Enlisted but lower than an Officer (O-1).

How many hours do Navy SEALs sleep? ›

' You get 4 hours of sleep. You're not allowed to have any caffeine. Throughout the entire week, you're hungry, you're cold, you're sandy, you're wet, just the lack of sleep. Constantly getting pushed harder and harder.”

How long is a Navy SEAL 4 mile run? ›

It starts with the initial Physical Screening Test and ends with a more demanding Modified Physical Screening Test, one that includes a minimum of 70 push-ups in 2 minutes, a timed four-mile run in 31 minutes, and a timed 1,000-meter swim with fins in 20 minutes.

What disqualifies you from being a SEAL? ›

(1) Chronic obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease, active tuberculosis, reactive airway disease or asthma after age 13, sarcoidosis, and spontaneous pneumothorax are disqualifying. Traumatic pneumothorax, pulmonary barotrauma, and chest tube placement are disqualifying.

What is the failure rate of becoming a Navy SEAL? ›

SEAL basic training has earned a grueling reputation, in part because of a notoriously high failure rate. Nearly 70% of enlisted SEALs fail, mostly by hell week. But Naval Academy officers have an 89% success rate, mainly because they go through years of training and evaluation before they arrive.

How many miles do Navy SEALs run a day? ›

Running. Running is a significant part of SEAL training, and the distance trainees cover increases over time. For the first two weeks of training, they run two miles a day at an 8-1/2 minute pace for three days a week. After that period, they run three miles a day for four days a week.

Can Navy SEALs say they are SEALs? ›

Navy SEALs are free to tell family and friends their occupation. The Navy even offers "engagements" in which SEALs talk to high school athletic teams about physical fitness and mental toughness. Nate Lee was senior editor of Chicago's "NewCity" newspaper and creative director in a global advertising agency.

What is the Navy SEAL 40 rule? ›

The 40 percent rule is simple. When your mind tells you that you're exhausted, fried, and totally tapped out, you're really only 40 percent done: You still have 60 percent left in your tank.

Has there ever been a female Navy SEAL? ›

Eight women have participated in the SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection process in the past seven years.

How much do SEAL Team 6 members get paid? ›

The salaries of Navy Seals in the US range from $15,929 to $424,998 , with a median salary of $76,394 . The middle 57% of Navy Seals makes between $76,394 and $192,310, with the top 86% making $424,998.

How many men can a Navy SEAL take on? ›

A SEAL Platoon is the largest operational element normally used to conduct a tactical mission. More often, SEALs operate as 8-man Squads or 4-man Fire Teams.

How many pull ups can a Navy SEAL do? ›

Navy SEAL PST Standards
PST EventMinimum StandardsCompetitive Standards
1.5-mile timed run10:309-10 minutes
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Who is the shortest Navy SEAL ever? ›

Harry Beal, America's First Navy SEAL, Might Also Have Been the Shortest.

What rank was Chris Kyle? ›

Chris Kyle
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1999–2009
RankChief Petty Officer (Rating: Special Warfare Operator, formerly Intelligence Specialist)
UnitSEAL Team 3
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What is the marine equivalent of a Navy SEAL? ›

Marine Corps and Navy special operations forces: Raiders, Force RECON and SEAL teams. First, the Marine Corps has two primary special operations forces: The Marine Raiders and the Force RECON units. As part of the Special Operations Command, the Marine Raiders run small lethal teams to eliminate targets.

Where do most SEALs get stationed? ›

SEALs are usually assigned to homeports at Naval Base Coronado, CA and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Fort Story, VA. Additional locations oversea are also available. SWCC are assigned to Naval Base Coronado, CA and Little Creek/Fort Story, VA as well as Stennis, MS.

Why do Navy SEALs sleep with legs up? ›

On the legitimacy of the 8-minute nap, he says “sleeping with your legs elevated can help improve sleep onset and quality as it allows blood to flow more easily throughout the body. This is the sleep science behind the 8-minute Navy Seal nap, but that's not the only thing that makes this nap potentially effective.”

What do Navy SEALs eat? ›

The majority of them should come from foods that contain complex carbohydrates; e.g., bread, crackers, cereal, beans, peas, starchy vegetables, and other whole grain or enriched grain products. Fruits are also loaded with carbohydrates. During training, consume more than four servings of these food groups daily.

Why do Navy SEALs sleep with feet up? ›

Super energised

According to Healthline, lying down with your legs elevated can help improve blood flow and circulation, provide relief from a tight lower back or swollen feet and help you fall asleep faster. His video has been viewed more than 30.4 million times with many saying they are keen to give it a go.

What is a good 4 mile time in buds? ›

You should be able to run at least four miles in 28 minutes in boots with ease.

How many miles should a Navy SEAL run? ›

If you are exceptionally fit, you might perform 40-90 minutes of continuous movement in one session. A practical goal to prepare for BUD/S is to build up to comfortably running 5-6 miles or swimming 1-1.25 miles without stopping.

How long is a Navy SEAL plank? ›

In the Kokoro Camp, the first thing participants do is a 45-minute plank. If you don't know what a plank is, check out the picture.

Can a felon be a Navy SEAL? ›


A SWCC will learn the SWCC Creed. As a SEAL or SWCC candidates, you must pass a background check and qualify to earn a secret security clearance. Applicants with felony records are not accepted, but some misdemeanors and traffic citations may be accepted.

What is the average IQ of a Navy SEAL? ›

Men who succeed at BUD/S traditionally have AFQT scores of 78 or better. The 78th percentile on an IQ scale roughs out at about 112. Anecdotally, many successful SEALs run in the high-120 IQ range.

How much does a Navy SEAL make in retirement? ›

Your retirement pay would start at approximately $27,000 per year, yet different factors may influence the final sum. Navy jobs in Special Operations generally get a higher salary at retirement because of the increased levels of specialized training, skills, and exclusive assignments associated with the job.

Why do most people quit SEAL training? ›

Seventy-five percent to 80% of people do not make it through Navy SEAL training, because they either quit, failed to meet the standards, were injured or did something stupid and were kicked out. But you cannot think of this as a failure. In my opinion, there are only successes and learning experiences. No failures.

Can you pass buds and not be a SEAL? ›

Students get a taste of marksmanship, demolitions, patrolling, and small unit tactics, which they all have to put together during a final exercise. Graduating BUD/S doesn't make someone a SEAL, however. The follow-on SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) course still claims candidates.

How long do Navy SEALs go without sleep? ›

The BUD/S trainees stay awake for five plus days in Hell Week to make sure they can do it in a war zone. SEAL operators and war veterans often have had to stay awake for 72 hours on and 12 hours off shifts. When a battle breaks out you have no choice but to stay awake and get the job done.

How many push ups do SEALs do a day? ›

A good rule of thumb is to perform no more than 200 push-ups or sit-ups and no more than 50 pull-ups in a single day, and no more than 1000 push-ups or sit- ups and no more than 250 pull-ups in a week. Practical performance goals for the PST are about 100 push-ups and sit-ups and about 20 pull- ups.

What is the hardest military training in the world? ›

There's a great argument that the Marine Corps has the hardest military training of anyone, and here's why. Of course, when you reach the top, you can find them becoming SEALs or a part of the Marine Raider Regiment (MRR), but the training of any Marine is some of the hardest military training in the world.

How long do Navy SEALs have to hold their breath? ›

Navy SEALs can hold their breath underwater for two to three minutes or more. Breath-holding drills are typically used to condition a swimmer or diver and to build confidence when going through high-surf conditions at night, said Brandon Webb, a former Navy SEAL and best-selling author of the book “Among Heroes.”

What is the SEAL motto? ›

The motto, “ Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity,” succinctly describes the motivating force behind the men and women of the FBI (see below). The peaked bevelled edge which circumscribes the seal symbolizes the severe challenges confronting the FBI and the ruggedness of the organization.

How much does it cost to train a Navy SEAL? ›

Plus, it costs millions of taxpayer dollars in training—approximately $2 million per Navy SEAL—to prepare the most elite fighting force on the face of the earth.

What are the disadvantages of being a Navy SEAL? ›

SEAL training is brutal by design, according to the U.S. Navy. SEALS have a high risk of mortality and must be equipped to complete nearly impossible missions. Over the course of one year, you will be subjected to physically punishing activities, extreme temperatures, mental fatigue and sleep deprivation.

What is the 3 foot rule Navy SEALs? ›

When I was learning CQB (Close Quarter Battle) from a Navy SEAL, I was taught to “stay in your three-foot world.” What did that mean? That means control the space around you in a three-foot direction. Don't worry what could or could not be in the rest of the building we are clearing.

What happens when a SEAL loses his trident? ›

Circumstances aside, the ramifications are the same across the board: If you lose your trident, you're unable to re-enter the reserves or join any special warfare unit as a SEAL. This formal excommunication process came to light in the highly publicized case of former U.S. Navy Seal Edward Gallagher.

What's the oldest age to join the Navy? ›

To join the Navy, you must: Be a U.S. citizen; or Legal Permanent Resident (Enlisted) Be between the ages of 17 and 41 for Enlisted programs. Age requirements for Officer programs vary.*

How much do Navy SEALs get paid? ›

The average U.S. Navy SEAL salary in the United States is $85,520 as of March 28, 2023. The range for our most popular U.S. Navy SEAL positions (listed below) typically falls between $75,107 and $95,934.

Are there any black Navy SEALs? ›

William Goines (born 1936) is a retired Navy SEAL and the first African American to become a member of the Navy SEALs.

What is a female SEAL called? ›

A large group of seals during breeding is called a harem. Adult males are called bulls and females are called cows, while a young seal is a pup.

How old is the average SEAL Team 6? ›

We know that it was an all-male rescue team, because all SEALs are men. The average Navy SEAL is about 30 years old, with a bachelors and possibly a masters degree. He is most likely white and may have a wife and children.

What is a cake eater on SEAL Team? ›

Cake Eater - Derogatory term for officers, usually used by enlisted SEAL's to refer to SEAL officers.

Who is the highest paid SEAL? ›

The highest ranking SEAL in the U.S. Navy (there is only one) is a four-star Admiral (O-10), the Navy's highest rank, who earns $15,583 a month.

How tall is the tallest Navy Seal? ›

How tall do I have to be in order to a Navy seal? There are no unique height requirements to be a Navy Seal. However, there are height and weight standards to join (and be in) the U.S. Navy. The updated height and weight chart indicate a minimum height of 4′3″ and max height of 7′2″.

Can you be a Navy Seal at 5 7? ›

Now if i had to pick one, I would say: 5'7 - 6' range is good. Weight 165 - 185 Pounds. Not super lean. You want some insulation, especially if you are going through a winter class.

What is the average height of special forces? ›

From personal experience, SF personnel have ranged from as short as 5′6″/5′7″ to as tall as 6′1/6′2″ give or take a few inches with some exceptions.

Do Navy SEALs make 6 figures? ›

The salaries of Navy Seals in the US range from $15,929 to $424,998 , with a median salary of $76,394 .

Who is the hardest Navy SEAL ever? ›

David Goggins is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete Navy SEAL training, the U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force tactical air controller training. Having completed multiple ultra-marathons, triathlons, ultra-triathlons, and more, he is considered one of the world's greatest endurance athletes.

Who is the longest Navy SEAL? ›

In addition to being the first three and four star Navy SEAL, Admiral Olson was the Bull Frog, the longest serving Navy SEAL still on duty. At four-star flag rank, Olson was the highest-ranking Navy SEAL to hold the Bull Frog title.

What disqualifies you from being a Navy SEAL? ›

(1) Chronic obstructive or restrictive pulmonary disease, active tuberculosis, reactive airway disease or asthma after age 13, sarcoidosis, and spontaneous pneumothorax are disqualifying. Traumatic pneumothorax, pulmonary barotrauma, and chest tube placement are disqualifying.

Do Navy SEALs lift weights? ›

The weekly training schedule for a Navy SEAL includes cardiovascular training involving swimming and running, along with calisthenics, weight training, and core and flexibility routines.

How far do you have to run for Special Forces? ›

What You Should Know About the New Special Forces/Special Operations Fitness Test
EventStandardGrading Scale for Min. Plus
5-mile run or 5-mile ruck march with 45-pound dry weightRun -- max 40 minutes; ruck -- 75 Minutes2 points, every full 15 seconds from 30-35 minutes
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Who was the shortest Special Forces member? ›

Richard J. Flaherty

What is the age limit for US Special Forces? ›

Requirements for the Special Forces

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, between the ages of 20 and 32, and eligible for a secret security clearance. Applicants must be a soldier already, either on active duty or active in the National Guard.

How much is a Navy SEAL pension? ›

Most retirees under the High-36 Plan will receive 50% of their base pay at 20 years, which would equal the following amounts: E-7 Monthly: $2,616.23. E-7 Annually: $31,394.76. O-5 Monthly: $5,040.515.

Do Navy SEALs pay taxes? ›

30 days vacation per year. Medical and dental benefits. Retirement after 20 years. Tax free pay in combat zones.


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