Operational Readiness


This is Ron White, I would like to share some things I have learned while working with my friend and mentor, former U.S. Navy SEAL T.C. Cummings, about building confidence. Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any [...]

Operational Readiness2016-10-22T09:06:48+00:00

What is your malfunction?


You are at the bottom of an eight foot pool with a tank, breather and fins. It is pool camp at BUDS or the pool competency segment of BUDS. The pool competency is to the dive phase what hell week is to the first phase. Hell week is five days - Sunday through Friday night. [...]

What is your malfunction?2016-10-22T08:53:04+00:00

Easy To Be Hard – Hard To Be Smart


If you described a SEAL as hard, he would take that as a compliment and most likely agree. Hard in terms of being a SEAL means that he is strong mentally and refuses to accept mediocrity. He has attained a level of mental toughness grasped by only a few. His mind views pain as weakness [...]

Easy To Be Hard – Hard To Be Smart2016-10-22T08:52:56+00:00

Bring Your Own Weather


As a SEAL you will find yourself in frigidly cold waters, muddy grass that you will call a bed or jogging with enough weight in gear that would halt the legs of mere mortals to a crawl. In BUDS, the difference between the men who will become SEALS and those who will ring the bell [...]

Bring Your Own Weather2016-10-22T08:52:55+00:00