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In that business, there is no honeymoon period. There's no ramp up time for that first mission. Get the kinks out in training, or you're out.
They've touched a bit on the fact that they are training constantly for specific needs. When the soldiers are selected for the job, they're already very proficient at what they do. I'd imagaine that they're all at elast E-6 and up with a CIB, Ranger school, current jump qual etc.
then again, I have seen 18 year olds go into Navy BUDs (and make it into the teams)- thanks, Discovery channel.