US Air Force Combat Control Techs, Navy Corpsmen (and possibly PJs), and Marines…
Doin’ some great work over in the Philippines. I wish I were already in a position to help out!
- Zero significant air traffic problems with so many air craft headed into and out of that tiny place.
- Essential supplies moving fast in spite of the logistical obstacles.
- Medical needs being swiftly tended to, but they need way more personnel.
I hate huge tragedies, but I love how leading world elements come together.
Lots of work still to be done!
Personal question, navy seals inspire me in such a way of bettering my self I saw a documenting video on bud/s And it motivated me to wake up and do better with my life I know it may sound far fetch but just seeing how hard it is, and them going threw makes my life look weak compared to them, I've really just sucked up my pains and misery and just got into life to conquer everything that sets my way, my question now is what has the navy giving you from experiences how have you grown?
Honor, courage, and commitment. It’s the solid foundation onto which I’ll build my career. No job I’ve had since graduating high school supplied me with that responsibility and before making the decision to pursue a job in spec ops I’d been subconsciously seeking it. I hopped from job to job subconsciously looking for a brotherhood like those found in SOF. Finally coming to the decision to join the Navy has given me a strong sense of purpose that goes beyond all my previous attempts at living this life. It gives my future family not just a sense of, but a real security that I wouldn’t have been able to provide them with otherwise. It gives me an excuse for all the working out that I love to do. It gives me thousands of HOOYAHs and, with them, thousands of that feeling I get when I consciously submit to a cause greater than my own life.
Exactly how I’m growing has yet to be precisely cataloged, but it’s all positive. It’s all positive and that is the growth I’ve been looking for. Couldn’t find it anywhere else in our society.
How much is the Enlistment Bonus for Seal Contract recently? Thanks
I will never answer questions about money or operational details. I <3 OPSEC… INFOSEC… all kinds of SEC :)
do you think its better to jog/walk a hour then rest a hour then do it again for at least 4 times or spread it out more and rest for more than a hour?
Play around with it. Don’t let your body get used to expecting rest at certain times… assuming you’re a SOF candidate.
will boots be good to run in the snow and ice in the winter? or do you recommend something else like a type of running shoe?
Go for boots that are shoe shaped. Sporty boots. Don’t expect to go as far in boots as you did in shoes. It’s far more stressful on your body so stop when your body tells you to. It isn’t smart to overtrain until you get to BUD/S. I personally flirt with the line between hard work and overtraining injuries. So far I’ve stayed “healthy”. (No injuries that took more than my scheduled rest day to heal.)
what are somethings i should do to increase my stamina, so i can jog longer and how many miles should i be able to jog without stopping before itry to go to BUD/s?
To increase stamina, do things that put stress on your stamina. If you want to be able to jog longer, then force your self to jog a little longer every time you go out. Go for at least 30 miles per week. Anything less is a slow train wreck to failure.
Half-marathons should be no problem for you.
are SEALs mostly land based now? do they not do as much in the water as they used to and do you think they will be doing more stuff in the sea in the future?
SEALs are still very much the primary amphibious warfare option. Obviously OIF and OEF are all sand, but NSW never decreased the amphibious capabilities to that end.
SEA… AIR… LAND.
They’re two vastly different career choices. It depends on what type of work you want to do. If you’re asking which is better… I don’t get into those debates. If you’re asking which of the two I’d go with…. I’d say Army SF. 18 Delta is close to my heart… and mind.
do SEALs even train in hand to hand combat? or do they just train very little of it?
Wrong military guys to get into a bar fight with. ;) Won’t touch on specifics, but it’s out there if you’re persistent about finding out.
what workouts do you recommend to gain muscle
Elliott Hulse’s Strength Training & Fitness Blog
Very little of it useful for SEAL-like training, but the little that is useful… is very useful. If you’re not interested in a spec ops job then just follow this dude. I appreciate how he’s really intense and intellectual about everything. Kind of like Kai Green.
how long was it from you signing your contract to your ship date?
It’s drastically different for everybody. There’s no predicting it. Anywhere between 2 and 6 months is probable.