Awhile back, I wrote an article, “Have You Ever Been A Tadpole?“, asking readers who have been to BUD/S to come forward and share with us their SEAL trainee experiences in Coronado. Particularly, I wanted them to share with all of us, (especially those young men who are planning to give it their best shot at BUD/S) their story on not making it through the SEAL training program. I have received many responses already and have been in contact with those individuals to bring their unique stories to all of us.
The first response, “The Quitter“, was the first story of many different perspectives of a program that few graduate from.
The second response, “The Smurf – A BUD/S Story”, gave an interesting “shorter” perspective.
The third response I selected from an individual who wanted to be a SEAL and ended up in the SWCC training program. Here is his story.