03/29/2019 by tangomike147
Sean comes to us from the Gainesville Florida area. He brought attention to himself on one of those public SEAL pages you find on Facebook. A person posted to the page wanting to know the steps to get into the SEALs
If you havent been a Team member dont answer. Guess you have to stick your neck out to give advice. Good stuff.
The next is pretty interesting. Seems like a vetting is going on.
Medically discharged in 1992 after serving on SEAL Team Four.
Here he comes up first person on his joint account.
Not accurate is an understatement. The people at Military Phonies were following along and decided to take a look.
He has a sweet Bone Frog tattoo with what appears to be the Navy SEAL Trident on his forearm.
He also has some kind frog with a trident tattoo that may or may not be SEAL related.
A check of the UDT/SEAL Archives and Database does not show the name Sean Obrien. Since there are no secret SEALs or secret SEAL classes that was a good first step in proving Sean was never a SEAL. A Freedom of Information Act Request was submitted for his official records.
On review of the records we find that Sean actually served between June of 1987 and December 1990. His only school listed is Basic Aviation Training. He is listed as United States Navy Reserve. With the three years service that could mean he was in the Temporary Active Reserve Program (TAR). That would probably explain his response that you needed to have fleet time to be a SEAL. Naval Reservist and personnel in TAR are not eligible for the SEALs. He would of had to finish his TAR requirement before submitting a package to BUD/S. There are SEAL reserve units but they had to complete an active duty requirement first.
In any event, he didn’t serve a full 4 year enlistment for some reason. There seem to be some people under the impression that Sean Obrien was a Navy SEAL, we are glad to have an opportunity to clear up the matter.
According to his records Sean O’Brien was never a Navy SEAL nor did he ever train to become one.