The Navy SEALs are world renown for their efficiency and effectiveness in a wide variety of combat operations. In order to live up to their reputation, SEALs train extensively in varied environments and situations to ensure they have the advantage in any engagement. But before you you can begin your training, you’ve got to earn your golden Trident, and your place among some of America’s most elite war fighters–and that’s no easy undertaking.
There’s more to the rigorous training SEALs undergo than muscle memory and combat proficiency, however, it’s also all about establishing a winning mindset, as Navy SEAL, turned Harvard educated doctor, turned newly minted astronaut Jonny Kim told Sandbox News in a recent interview.
“I learned that I can achieve anything, no matter how hard, how exhausting it is. I know that I’m capable of so much more because I’ve created benchmarks in my life where I didn’t think that I could succeed, but I was able to get through them with the help of my teammates.”
Those benchmarks that Dr. Kim developed during his time as a SEAL combat medic, sniper, and navigator helped him to overcome other obstacles along his way to becoming a medical doctor, and again, as he trained for two straight years to earn his most recent title: astronaut.
There are some elements of the Navy SEAL lifestyle that most of us are already familiar with, thanks to the depiction of SEALs in movies and television: lifting logs, doing sit ups in the surf, and generally working through exhaustion has become a well know facet of the road to becoming a Navy SEAL. This video does hit those traditional wickets. while offering up some of the lesser-discussed elements of working in the SEAL Teams. From leaving submarines through a torpedo tube to clearing rooms in Afghanistan, the Navy SEALs are ready to fight anyway, any time.
Check out the video below to learn more.
Feature image courtesy of the U.S. Navy