Last semester the Special Warfare Club was extremely busy and successful. This upcoming year looks to be just as promising. The overall mission of this club is for members to build and submit an ideal package that will allow them to be selected into either the Special Warfare (SEAL) or Special Operations (EOD) communities. Because the Special Warfare and Special Operations communities seek out candidates who are mentally and physically strong, we will help our club members prepare themselves to meet the needs of these particular communities. We will do so by having a series of very demanding workouts on the weekends. We will also have a variety of different workouts such as beach runs, pool and open ocean swims, Crossfit exercises, practice PST's, and running through the BUD/S Obstacle Course.
Along with physical training, our club will focus our time and energy on other activities such as volunteering. We hope to assist the Naval Special Warfare Foundation and the Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation by giving our time to help these nonprofit organizations give back to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) communities. We are also going to have guest speakers, such as BUD/S and SQT students, SEALs, and EOD Techs, come share their advice and knowledge with the members of our club. It will be a very rewarding experience to all those who join.
A new addition to the club this year will be special workshops that are focused on improving the personal statements and other sections that make up a service selection package. We will study example packages that are provided to us by former and senior Midshipmen in order to show members of the club what to do and what not to do when building a package. We are very excited to welcome back our senior club members MIDN 1/C Biehle and MIDN 1/C Monin as they have just recently returned from attending their Special Warfare 1st Class Cruise during the summer. They will be able to provide the club with insight as to what they did and learned while participating in their cruises. We would also like to congratulate ENS Sean Wilmarth for recently graduating Dive School at the Navy Diving and Salvage training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, Florida. He will now be moving on to his second part of training in his journey to become an EOD Officer. Overall, we are very excited for this upcoming Fall semester and the opportunities that lie ahead of us.
SPECWAR Club President