Originally this course title had me a bit confused. This is actually Navy boot camp with some very early mornings and some very late nights.

A candidate heads off to Great Lakes, Illinois. Once there, he’s assigned to what’s called “The 800 Division.” Training begins early in the morning before normal Navy boot camp classes, and training continues after. So, besides just boot camp, SEAL candidates participate in additional training and screening. The entire purpose is to improve the candidates’ physical ability to pass BUD/S, which, if the candidate progresses, will be just a few months away.

At the end of the course, the candidate is expected to pass a modified physical screening test that roughly doubles the distances required to get into BUD/S.

Article courtesy of former Navy SEAL Eric Davis

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