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Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage

Pfc. Anthony Muratore, scout sniper screener candidate, conducts a max set of push-ups after completing a 1.5 mile ruck run at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 20, 2015.  (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara)

Workout Failure — Motivate or Discourage Every so often I get an email from a future Special Ops student who is preparing for the challenges of some of the toughest training programs in the world (SEALs, Special Forces, AFPJ/​CCT, RECON /​ MarSOC and foreign groups for SAS, SBS, and the Foreign Legion): Here is the question: Stew, I have been ... more

How to Swim the Combat Swimmer Stroke

The Combat Swim

When people first try the combat swimmer stroke, a fancy nickname for what is really a modified side stroke, they can often look silly. Even swimmers have issues with this stroke. Athletes and non-​​athletes both share a few weeks of difficulty getting the timing down of this common stroke used by Special Operations communities. The first video ... more

Coast Guard Specialized Forces Overview

U S Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces

U.S. Coast Guard Deployable Specialized Forces: D.O.G. - Deployable Operations Group I have been asked by a few future Coast Guardsmen about the new fitness test utilized by DOG. First of all, I had to figure out what DOG was. After some research, the good news is that the fitness test is very similar to law enforcement fitness tests used by ma... more

Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

Special Missions and Law Enforcement PFT

Physical fitness requirements in the Coast Guard are often linked directly specific job requirements. Coast Guard men and women who serve on Law Enforcement, Port Security or Maritime Safety and Security Teams, must comply with specific physical standards. The following chart shows the Coast Guard's Physical Fitness requirements for serving on ... more

Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. Accord... more

Spec Ops: Who's Toughest?

Specops - Who's Toughest?

A future Special Ops Soldier asks: "I am not sure which branch of service I would like to join, but I do know I want to do something in the Special Operations. Which one is the toughest and best trained?" This is the question I normally do not answer as the only people, in my opinion, who can answer which training programs are the best or toug... more

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