THE SEA ORGANIZATION THE RELIGIOUS ORDER OF SCIENTOLOGY
Initially, Sea Org members lived and worked aboard a fleet of ships, headed by the flagship Apollo, which was also home to Mr. Hubbard, the Commodore of the Sea Organization. As Scientology continued to expand, the role of Sea Org members expanded, too. Today the majority of Sea Organization members are located on land, but in keeping with tradition, many still wear maritime uniforms, and all have honorary ranks and ratings.
Appropriate to their high level of dedication and commitment, Sea Org members bear a responsibility unique within Scientology. They are the only Scientologists entrusted to minister the advanced levels of training and auditing and the only individuals who may hold the senior ecclesiastic positions in the Scientology hierarchy.
The hallmark of any Sea Org member is competence and professional teamwork, no matter how diverse or challenging the duty assigned. New members undergo rigorous training to raise their ability to confront and deal with their environment.