MILITARY STYLE BOOT CAMP FOR CIVILIANS
Question: Our State recently had a death of a young man attending a military style boot camp for civilians. How do you ensure the safety of persons attending your courses?
Answer: OK, lets be very clear on this one. While our courses could be considered in some ways to be a "boot camp" of sorts, we look at our courses as being on a much higher level than that. The term "military boot camp for civilians" conjures up thoughts of troubled young men and women being run ragged by overbearing, in your face, and reckless instructors in an attempt to straighten them out socially. There have been unfortunate losses and injuries from hidden health problems that surface during training and blatant lack of attention to detail from the persons running the training.
People come here because they want to improve themselves and not because they are forced to. Our Cadre of SEALs, by virtue of undergoing such extreme training themselves, have a very keen eye for spotting problems before they arise. Trainees can call a "training time out" for any reason and at any time, and we stop the evolution immediately and evaluate the problem. We do push trainees well beyond their comfort zones here for one reason only, to allow them to see their real potential, but they can elect to stop at any time and leave.
Over the years and after training so many young men and women I can honestly say that I have only sprained a few ankles and knees and had some bumps and bruises. Nothing major ever and I strive to maintain that record.