The Navy established the Special Warfare Operator (SO) rating in 2006. The Navy’s Special Warfare Operator rating is also known as the SEAL rating. About 2,400 sailors work in the SEAL rating.
The ranks of Navy special operation team members include:
Most operators hold the rank of petty officer third class or petty officer second class.
There’s usually one squad leader in a platoon who holds the rank of petty officer first class.
SEALs receive extra pay for:
Special duty assignment
SEAL training is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically. The majority of SEAL applicants qualify for the SEAL (SO Rating) in the Delayed Entry Program.