A contemporary and accurate view of U.S. Navy Special Warfare, from its rough beginning with "Frogmen" in World War II to the 21st Century's highly trained and combat-focused SEALs and Combat Crew members. Training, recruitment, and deployment of the world's finest seaborne fighting force are covered with scores of new photos to complement the text. Intricate descriptions of state-of-the-art weapons and communication systems are provided, along with color images of special warfare high speed surface-attack craft and submersibles. Mission planning, areas of operation and rare glimpses into the world of high tech "from the sea" warriors make The Quiet Professionals this century's first truly excellent reflection of this art of naval warfare. The text, illustrations, and photographs were prepared with the full cooperation of the United States Navy.