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I Want to Join the Navy SEAL program When I Graduate ---- STOP - Read THIS First!

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I Want to Join the Navy SEAL program When I Graduate ---- STOP - Read THIS First!

Near daily, I receive emails from young people seeking to serve and I am so grateful for a new generation seeking to serve, but there are things that you need to learn, practice, and master prior to joining - it may not meet your self-imposed deadline.  See question / answer below: I just finished my freshman year in college but decided the better option for me was to withdraw, and join the Navy - since I am looking to make this my career, and hopefully become an officer later on.  I just got PRK surgery last Thursday, so I am...

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How Good is Good Enough in Spec Ops?

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How Good is Good Enough in Spec Ops?

Throughout your journey into the military and perhaps as you move into a special ops selection, you will hear people describing their PT scores as “good”, “great”, “optimal”, or even the occasional “PT animal”. But what is “Good Enough”? Of course, all of these scores are relative to the person, programming, branch of service, and the person evaluating these scores and abilities of candidates.  As a tactical fitness trainer with decades of this type of training, this article is going to try to add some objectivity to a rather vague scoring process to better guide candidates along the journey of...

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Podcast: The Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith

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Podcast:  The Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith

The Tactical Fitness Report PodcastOver 140 Podcasts Completed! Here is my FREE podcast I created to be viewed or heard as desired.  I have done most with former Navy SEAL Jeff Nichols (www.performancefirstus.com) and others with other former Spec Ops members, my mentors, and friends.  You can see the podcast on  Youtube.com/stew50smith (video), iTunes - (search Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith), Google Play - search Tactical Fitness Report with Stew Smith), Podomatic - For audio version online.  See links and descriptions below of the most recent Podcasts:  Tactical Fitness Report 148 - Doing Research / Taking SpecWar Initiative Tactical Fitness Report...

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Master the Next PT Test With This Program

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The Military, Police, and Fire Fighter PT Test Survival Guide is a product designed to help you AVOID the Twelve Fitness Testing Mistakes That Lead to Failure. Available in Softcover Book            Kindle Version eBook        Printable PDF File eBook This is a HOW TO / EXERCISE eBOOK that will help you learn how to take a fitness test. Complete with a six-week workout plus a testing week taper routine to get you "well rested - well tested" for the next fitness test you have to take.You can use the tips, techniques, and tools...

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Parent Seeking Information About SEAL Training for Son

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Often, I receive emails from parents looking for information about Navy SEAL training for their usually pre-teen / early teenage sons.  Here is an email from a Dad of a 13 year old boy who has wanted to serve in the SEAL Teams since he was 8 years old:Stew, I have a son (13), who has always wanted to be a Navy SEAL.  I know he may change his mind later but what can I do now to encourage him and set him up for success in a program that many "wanna-be's" don't make it? Having a young member of...

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