When the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum hosted its 24th annual Veterans Day Ceremony (known as the “Muster”) at Fort Pierce, Florida, members of the Jaeger-LeCoultre North American team were on hand to witness and participate in the activities, including a 5K race, a live auction, and a live capabilities demonstration preformed by US Navy SEALs. The ceremony honored several guests including Adm. Eric Olson, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, and guest speaker Capt. Richard Phillips, former captain of the Maersk Alabama, who was held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia before being rescued by the Navy SEALs.
“I am honored to stand here today in the midst of the true heroes of the Naval Special Warfare, “ Phillips said. “Without their training and dedication, I can honestly say that I would not be standing here today.”
Among the SEALs performing the capabilities demonstration, including fastroping, a sniper demonstration, and a hostage rescue, were two individuals who are currently testing and evaluating the newest addition to the Jaeger-LeCoultre diving line: the Master Compressor Diving Alarm Navy SEALs. As part of this program, these U.S. Navy SEALs will be wearing the watch during their deployments and operations around the world, gathering performance information about the watch in an operational environment.