No, not directly. This hypothetical Australian would first have to become a permanent resident (that is, green card holder) of the U.S.; which is not a simple task and the military does NOT help with that. Once this person is a permanent resident, he could enlist in the U.S. Navy.
Yes, the Royal Australian Navy has the Clearance Diving Branch which shares a common genesis with the SEALs. Both SEALs and CDs are Special Forces and were born from a need for underwater demolition, primarily removing underwater obstacles in WWII.
What is Australia’s equivalent to SEALs?
The closest you get in Australia is the Commandos from the 2nd Commando Regiment. These guys are an amphibious unit and so do more waterborne operations than the SASR. They are Australia’s equivalent to the Navy SEAL’s. The Commandos belong to the army but they’re still an amphibious force.
But actually becoming, for instance, a Navy SEAL or EOD specialist, is limited to citizens only. Once you become a citizen, you can join these groups and be granted security clearances just like U.S.-born military members.
You must be a current citizen of a recognised Commonwealth country to apply.
Special Air Service Regiment (SASR), also called Special Air Service (SAS), Australian special forces unit that exists within Australia’s Special Operations Command. The unit was formed in July 1957 as the 1st Special Air Service Company, Royal Australian Infantry, and it was modeled on the British Special Air Service.
Are Australian commandos Tier 1?
The SASR and Australian Commandos are sometimes referred to as ‘Tier 1’ SF units because they are the units usually tasked with direct action. Other special operations forces are referred to as ‘Tier 2’ units as they, usually, fulfil a supporting role for the Tier 1 units.
The special forces of the Australian Defence Force are units of Special Operations Command and associated units of the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force that conduct and or support special operations to advance and protect the national security of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Scott Helvenston was born in 1965 in Ocala, Florida and raised in Leesburg, Florida. In 1982, he received special permission to join the U.S. Navy and, at 17, he became the youngest Navy SEAL in U.S. history.
As of March 2016, tattoos including full sleeves are acceptable. According to the Navy, only the head, face and scalp are off limits. The neck and behind the ear may have one tat but it should be restricted to one inch. … This means that full sleeves on the arms and legs and even tattoos on the hands are acceptable.
Applicants must be from 17 to 28 years old. Waivers for men ages 29 and 30 are available for highly qualified candidates. Men with prior enlisted service as SEALs who are seeking to become SEAL Officers can request waivers to age 33.
How much do SAS get paid Australia?
SAS Jobs by Salary
|Senior Actuarial Analyst||Range:AU$94k – AU$104k||Average:AU$99,613|
|Statistician||Range:AU$61k – AU$79k||Average:AU$66,630|
|SAS Programmer||Range:AU$72k – AU$102k||Average:AU$85,500|
|Risk Manager||Range:AU$99k – AU$130k||Average:AU$102,124|
The Royal Australian Navy consists of nearly 50 commissioned vessels and over 16,000 personnel. We are one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the Pacific region, with a significant presence in the Indian Ocean and worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions.
How do I join the SAS in Australia?
For most SASR aspirants there will be three main stages to becoming SASR-trained:
- Stage 1: Preparation: various psychological, physical and medical elements.
- Stage 2: Selection: The SASR Selection Course (21-days); and.
- Stage 3: Employment Training: Reinforcement Cycle (18-months).