1.) As a SWCC operator or member of NSW is there really such thing as a normal day?
2.) I saw you mention that looking back you might not of taken the SWCC route. Would you rather have tried for a SO rating? And if so how come?
3.) How has your time been as a new guy so far on a SWCC team and as a member of NSW.
At one time I was pretty stubborn and only thought about trying to achieve an SO rating but after doing some more research SWCC really stood out to me and seems like a great rate. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read these.
@Arf I have an important question and it is one I have not seen be asked, any active or former active members can chime in as well.
What is it like going on an op? How do you deal with the fact that you can die on your next op? the fact that when you're on the op the next 10 minutes could be your last? Basically what I'm asking is, what's it like dealing with the idea that death is a significant possibility in your job, and how often have you had to pull the trigger on operations?
Good point, Arf.I implore you and everyone else who is searching for answers to please read through what has already been posted so that I am not repeating myself on this thread. I want to keep this thread as easy to read and de cluttered possible, as difficult that will be.
Thank you for this it was something that was really worrying me. I'm only worried about the possibility of being washed out due to injury. At 24 I'm young but I feel in the special operations world I'm not young.I’m not going to say exactly how old I am because it would again be pretty clear to my peers.
I was quite a bit older than 25 when I started Basic Crewman Selection. I made it.
I have seen both SEAL and SWCC make it over 30. It’s going to be a lot harder for you physically than the 18 year olds who recover like magic bean stalks. However, older guys are obviously mentally more mature, and that goes a long way if your body can hang on.
Hello again, I have a few questions.
1. How many times a week should I run, swim, and lift? I plan on using the regime that I posted in the thread I made ( SWCC Selection & Training Advice) but increase the intensity over time.
2. Do you have any advice for dieting? My new diet consist of water, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables. Trying my best to avoid red meat.
3. Should I swim with fins and diving boots a few times a week?
4. Should I run with boots and BDU pants? If so, how many times?
5. Can you recommend any websites or YouTube videos that provide basic and or intermediate boat knowledge? I currently attempting to improve my skills in math, engineering, and mechanics.
Thank you so far for your feedback!
What about the inverse? I understand each team has specialty training and missions, so if you choose a team and later find out you'd rather be someplace else, or your family is not happy with the location, is changing teams possible? Could it hurt your career?If we want to, we can pretty much spend our entire career in one spot. For example, if you wanted to be at Special Boat Team 12 in Coronado, you could put in 8 years at Team 12, and then when they want you to be an instructor, put in a few years in Coronado at the SWCC School house, and then go back to Team 12 when you are done.
What about the inverse? I understand each team has specialty training and missions, so if you choose a team and later find out you'd rather be someplace else, or your family is not happy with the location, is changing teams possible? Could it hurt your career?
Thank you, Arf!