Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, otherwise known as BUD/S, is one of the most mentally and physically tough courses of training in the entire U.S. Armed Forces. After a tough initial five weeks of specialized pre-training designed to help candidates become successful during selection, the course spends six months molding these sailors into the most elite fighting force in the world. The attrition rate for those attending BUD/S is incredibly high, and many do not make it past the initial training. Most will find that the odds incredibly stacked against them.
Of course, the SEAL instructors have it this way by design. Life as a Navy SEAL operator will be no easier than the training, which takes place in Coronado, California, along a cold, blue stretch of the Pacific Ocean. The video below focuses on this intense journey from start to finish, chronicling the training of Class 224. It begins with the first phase of training, which is designed to be a quick pace to really weed out who wants to be there and who does not.
Check out the first phase of Class 224 in the video below: