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Start Your Story

Begin training with the Warrior Challenge Program. Five distinct career paths offer specific missions and skill sets that set the stage for experiences and ways to contribute to the United States Navy that require physical strength, integrity, and problem solving in demanding environments.


There is a level of determination and resiliency required for Naval Special Warfare Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL), Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Navy Diver and Aviation Rescue Swimmer (ARS) occupations that must be evaluated early in the recruitment process.

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Prepare Yourself

We have numerous training suggestions to prepare for the PST, swim stroke advice, and workout guidelines to contribute to the work you will have to put in play.

You can begin your journey today with the Warrior Challenge Program which will help you develop into the soldier you were meant to be.

Training Overview

Ready to be “Forged by the Sea”?

Everyone has a story to tell. What will your story be? When you join the Navy, you become part of the bigger landscape.

Navy sailors are shaped and strengthened through training and service - for the past 242 years, these men and women have been tempered and toughened into an elite team that provides maritime protection for the American people.

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Get Serious

Training and ownership are key parts of this process. If you do not have goals set and aren’t ready to make them a priority, the odds will be stacked against you.

You should note, no applicant will be shipped to Recruit Training Command that has not been interviewed and screened by a Mentor to validate whether or not he or she can pass the Physical Screening Test. This process must be completed prior to your acceptance into the training pipeline.