Despite the popularity of Navy SEAL member, businessman and philanthropist Brandon Webb Navy Seal, he has also gone through a lot of training — sweat, blood, toil and tears — before finally been given a place to operate, or before being sent on a mission. One of the most interesting parts of becoming a full-fledged Navy SEAL member is the so-called “Hell week,” which this article will tackle and show to its readers.
Elite fighting force
If you compare the full-fledged Navy SEAL member to pop culture, there will be a lot of ideas that will come to mind. Brandon Webb Navy Seal is a top model of its success, of its future and of its history. These people are touted as the most elite fighting force anywhere in the world. These people are known for their capacity to remain strong mentally and physically in the middle of tough situations.
They are primarily called to their duty to combat terrorism and carry out special operations globally, much like nurses, doctors and other professionals. The training process may not last for several years but can take up just around a year but each part becomes unforgettable because of the strength needed to be produced.
The infamous hell week
Members of the Navy SEAL training group would ironically look forward to their hell week which is an important, yet tough part of their training that tests their strength, their resolve and their patience. Before becoming a full-fledged Navy SEAL member, they have to pass through this week.
It is a week-long activity that takes place during the fourth week of the training process, part of the Phase One. As the name suggests, the entire process lasts for 132 hours or roughly almost six days.
Reasons for the term
This week consists of ongoing series of exercises that are meant to test not only their physical strength but their mental power such as constantly being brought into cold environments and being wet all the time from head to toe. Generally, sleep deprivation is part of this phase as they only get four hours of sleep and worse, this only comes by the end of the hell week.
Quitters never win and the hell week tells a lot about their qualification to become a full-fledged Navy SEAL member once assignments take place. However, quitting is always allowed and it happens by ringing a bell that is available nearby. Ringing this affects the results, of course.