In America's new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, swiftness, and lethal force. In the constantly shifting war on terror, SEAL units - small in number, flexible, stealthy, and efficient - are more vital than ever to America's security as they take the battle to an elusive enemy around the globe. But how are Navy SEALs made?
Dick Couch, author of the acclaimed Warrior Elite, follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training, in which they master such combat skills as precision shooting, demolitions, secure communications, parachuting, diving, and first aid. From there, the men enter operational platoons, where they subordinate their individual abilities to the mission of the group and train for special operations in specific geographic environments.
Never before has a civilian writer been granted such close access to the training of America's most elite military forces. The Finishing School is essential listening for anyone who wants to know what goes into the making of America's best warriors.
©2004 SEAL productions, LTD., Foreward copyright by 2004 Robert Kerry (P)2011 Tantor
"Couch is a well-qualified guide to this class of men who possess what he calls a relentless desire to fight and win as a team." (The Wall Street Journal)
This book helped me to understand that Navy Seals go through a tremendous amount of training just to earn their Trident. The sacrifice and dedication that these elite servicemen have is amazing. This book truly put that into perspective for me.
I would definitely listen to this book again just to be reminded just how much training there is after BUDS. The story you hear is always BUDS, and then all of a sudden you are a SEAL, but after listening to this book, there is at least 18 more months of intense training before you are a deploy-able Operator. It is amazing to hear about the training and schooling that goes into the making of a single Navy SEAL.
warrior elite to this amazing journey... wow... sooo much training... these seals are amAzing. they have my gratitude for their service... seals are such a powerful weapon.
Great information and interesting take of an old deal watching new seals train and develop. Definitely a must in the complete library and knowledge of the top military units and their regimen. Couch describes the mindsets of deals and top military superbly.
I haven't read the printed version I have a Audible account
Yes absolutly, considering I already have.
It was great
The book was very good overall. I really enjoyed learning about many of the different schools that seals can attend.
I did feel that the book could have been a bit shorter at times but I understand the Authors desire to give the information to the reader.
Not as good as warrior elite but still a fantastic book. It is not as good because I felt like the writing was slower. The last hour of the book was a drag for me. But I still enjoyed every minute. What our Seals go through to become warriors is amazing. I'm blown away by the training they are required to achieve. As much as possible, Dick Couch brings to light what it means to become a Seal.
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