First Thai military officer in 15 years passes U.S. Navy SEAL training course
Lieutenant Junior Grade Aniroot Tongsrima has become the first Thai military officer to graduate from the United States Special Warfare’s 24-week Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, California.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok offered their congratulations to Aniroot, saying he is the first Thai to do so in 15 years.
According to the embassy, BUDS is widely regarded as some of the most mentally challenging and physically demanding training in the world. Out of about 1,000 candidates who start the Navy SEAL training pipeline each year, only about 200-250 succeed.