As many are aware, to become a Navy SEAL one must endure a six month training program held at the Naval Special Warfare Training Center in Coronado, CA. This training program, the toughest in the country, is broken into three phases.
First phase, or physical conditioning phase, is 8 weeks of intense physical training designed to weed out the weak and uncommitted. Hell week is scheduled within first phase and most trainees will not make it through this initial phase.
Second phase, or dive phase, is 8 weeks of intense dive training designed to give trainees a solid base of combat diver skills. Training includes the familiarization of both open and closed circuit dive systems as well as the principles and techniques for becoming a combat diver. The test, “Pool Comp”, takes place during this phase and serves as a pretty big hurdle for those wanting to advance.
Third phase, or land warfare phase, gives SEAL trainees the basic principles, techniques, tactics, and procedures for becoming a SEAL. Training focuses on land navigation, weapons, demolition, and small unit tactics. Third phase makes up 9 weeks of the program.
The training program described above serves as the initial pipeline towards becoming a Navy SEAL; however, the 6 month training in Coronado has not always been set-up this way. Many initial classes had a different schedule of phases. The question for this week is: What was the previous phase layout for the initial classes? Hint: there were still three phases.
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