Navy SEAL candidates are put through some of the toughest, physically demanding and mentally challenging training in the world. Basic SEAL training is designed for members of the strongest character who give everything and anything they have to accomplish their mission and help the other members of their team.
The training begins at the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School in Illinois and takes six months to complete. Usually, the training commences with a Physical Screening Test which is aimed at improving the physical readiness of the candidates for the intense activity they face later on. While at the Recruit Training Center, a candidate must meet the minimum requirements in order to qualify. For better chances at BUD/S, a candidate must strive to meet the optimum fitness standards.
The training program is designed to push candidates beyond their limits to ensure that they have what it takes to serve in one of the best fighting forces in the world. Candidates need to stay focused, be prepared, make informed choices and understand for what they are volunteering. This training prepares candidates for extreme mental and physical challenges in order to effectively face SEAL missions. This is done in order to instill the confidence, courage and skills needed to succeed in a challenging combat environment.