Ever wonder what SEALs sit around and BS about “inside the Team Room?” Here is your chance to find out. On the Spec Ops Channel, presented by SpecialOperations.com, there is a small gold mine of stories available from four former Navy SEALs—Brandon Webb, Shane Hyatt, Mike Ritland, and the man known simply as “Drago”—in which you get a rare glimpse of what life is like in SEAL training, and in the Teams.
While lounging over beers and booze in the SOFREP hangar, Brandon and the guys chew over everything from why they joined the Navy to what schools they attended as SEAL “new guys.” They dish out healthy doses of ball busting to each other, while also offering insights into what led them to the SEALs, how BUD/S these days compares to BUD/S of old, being the new guy in a SEAL platoon, and SEAL initiation hazing.
If you are considering going to BUD/S and becoming a SEAL, this series of videos is an absolute must to acquire an insightful view into the mindset of guys in the Teams. These are men who have been SEAL platoon junior enlisted men, senior enlisted leaders, and BUD/S instructors. They have been there, and they have done that.
Where else can you hear Mike Ritland talk about leaving Iowa, going to Intelligence Specialist “A-school,” then heading to BUD/S with the admonition to “not fuck up” and make his hometown look bad? Ritland offers stories about not being able to drink as a new guy at SEAL Team 3 because he was only 19, and meeting Dick Marcinko at a book signing in Virginia Beach, where the former SEAL Team 6 leader didn’t hesitate to express to Ritland his doubts that the young man could make it through BUD/S.