Fox News posted a story about a six-year-old boy with an important question. After having a discussion with a playmate about whether SEALS or ninjas were quieter, Walker Greentree wrote a letter to Admiral William McRaven, a former Navy SEAL and commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, responsible for overseeing the special-ops components of the military’s myriad armed services. He asked the Admiral whether SEALS or ninjas were quieter.
The article reports:
Surprisingly, McRaven replied to the youngster with a missive of his own, writing, “To answer your questions: I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up.”
McRaven also added, “I can hold my breath for a long time, but I try not to unless I really have to.”
The military chief then closed with some words of wisdom, specially suited for Walker, who reportedly aspires to become a SEAL.
“Remember, if you want to be a SEAL, you must do two things: listen to your parents and be nice to the other kids. If you do that then you can probably be a SEAL, too.”
We have smart people in our military.