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The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world.What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit....

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The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 Reviews

  • David

    A very detailed about what a prospective SEAL goes through. I had an understanding of this from other books so that is why I only rated this a 3 star rating. Well written and very informative. If you have wondered what it takes to become a SEAL this is a wonderful read, I think you get the whole picture. I know I would not make it through the rigors and misery. They are an amazing group of men who deserve our respect as well as our thanks.

  • Jon Swanson

    Educates while weaving in engaging stories.

    It's written by a former SEAL who shadowed this particular class. There's a strong bias there, but the account feels very real. Well written and easy to read, with the Author making the training very personal by giving stories of individual recruits, their backgrounds, and some of the challenges they overcame (or didn't).

    The book corrected a lot of misconceptions I had about SEALs in general, especially their training, and left me with even more respec
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  • Sam

    The book Warrior Elite follows BUD/S Class 228 in there training for the Navy SEAL Trident. Dick Couch follows and writes about the struggles and turmoils that Class 228, and the previous classes before him had to endure. In the first few chapters they are in First Phase, which is designed to weed out the weak and the trainees who are not at there peak physical condition. The true test of this is hell week in which the trainees go through 5 and 1/2 days of non stop training; during this they wil ...more

  • Ben Klicker

    The Warrior Elite was a very interesting book that never seemed to have a dull moment. It presented the information in a very straightforward way that was easy to understand.

    A GoodReads user sarcastically said, "Nice light reading if you're in the mood for military propaganda." attached to a two-star rating. I do not agree with this as this is a nonfiction book and the events depicted in this book are being depicted exactly how they happened. Furthermore the military is not glorified in this bo
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  • Alex

    What does it take to make a warrior? Author and former SEAL Dick Couch documents the training process for SEAL teams by following a class of prospective SEALs as they advance through the BUD/s course.

    The Warrior Elite describes in great detail the torture prospective SEALs undergo to prove themselves as warriors, as well as the practice and education that they receive to work more effectively as a team. As many others on goodreads have said, this book does a great job at making the reader under
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  • James

    This account of the travails of a group of naval officers and sailors, starting with nearly a hundred who want to become SEALs and ending with ten or so actually making it through the initial training - the SEAL version of boot camp, really, although they've all been through either Navy boot camp or the Naval Academy already - is a grinding read. I saw SEALs a few times during my own 20 years in the Marine Corps, and I'd read some things about them, but I didn't know this much about them before ...more

  • Neil

    The Warrior Elite shows the SEAL's training up close and personal, including all the struggles and obstacles that these men have to overcome.

    This book starts off at the basic BUD/S training of students and what kind of exercises they have to proceed threw and each exercise has a requirement. These SEAL's in training have only a short period of time to comprehend and preform the skills that they are being taught by their instructors. As time goes on the amount of people they are surrounded by van
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  • Dave

    Fascinating and inspiring