June 18, 2020

I once saw a guy being interviewed asked the question:  "What is it that makes you guys so good?  Smiling, he replied, “It’s not that we’re that good, it’s that everyone else sucks.”   I smiled too but wasn’t sure why and began reflecting on what it meant to me…...

March 8, 2019

 First, we watched videos of shark attacks.  Next, we had fish blood poured on us.  Then we swam...a mile, at night through an area known for sharks.

We were 2 weeks away from graduating SEAL Training.  Too close to quit now.  We were 23 left of an origin...

March 8, 2019

At first I couldn’t figure out what was hitting me. Then I saw debris whizz by my buddy’s head as he contemplated jumping off the side. 

We had just fast roped onto a ship underway at sea. I broke the corner and will never forget what I saw. It’s etched vividly into my...

February 27, 2019

Of the 135 men that started, we had dwindled to just under 40.  At the current moment, it was hard to tell exactly how many people were left in the chaos that was upon us. 

Yesterday afternoon we had started hellweek.  Hellweek is often regarded as the most difficu...

February 26, 2019

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. One of the first things I remember hearing during training. The circle plank teaches players mental toughness through application. The most valuable response in adversity is usually different from how we feel.

Players must shif...

January 22, 2019

An undisclosed distance out to sea, a thunderstorm is brewing with sheet lightening starting to streak through the clouds. Peering through the green glow of my night vision goggles, I watch the submarine break the surface. Regardless of how long you've been in special...

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