I first fell in love with SEALs when a retired SEAL gave a presentation at my romance auditors group in San Antonio. I have always had a love for the military and this set me off in whole new direction. The more I read about them, the more I fell in love.

First, a little background

The United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams, commonly known as Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s primary special operations forces and are a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command. Among

the SEALs’ main functions are conducting small-unit special operation missions in maritime, jungle, urban, arctic, mountainous, and desert environments. SEALs are primarily tasked with surveilling, capturing, or killing of high priority targets, and gathering intelligence behind enemy lines on enemy forces, locations, and activities for future military actions.

Consistent with its purpose, the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community operates with deliberate stealth beyond the reach of conventional forces. Small in numbers, yet powerful in performance, these hardened warriors are adept at conducting strategic reconnaissance and gathering actionable intelligence in hostile environments. In rare instances—a hostage rescue or a direct action operation involving a high-value target—the public may learn about some missions. However, the courageous members of the NSW community never seek acclaim for their work nor do they acknowledge i

SEAL training (BUD/S) is demanding and it is not designed to “get you in shape.” You must be in excellent physical condition and pass the PST before you can be considered a SEAL candidate.

For over 50 years it was assumed that the origin of the Navy SEALs was the Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDTs) of World War II. In reality, the Navy’s special warfare activity started in August 1942 with the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders.

So who is a SEAL?

He is an ordinary man with an uncommon desire to succeed. A SEAL’s unflinching commitment to accomplish his mission is something that cannot be taught. Beyond his rigorous physical training, mental discipline and technological resources, it is his extraordinary, innate force of will that ensures a SEAL’s place among the pinnacle of elite warriors.

I was never  more sure of this than when I met and became friends with former SEAL (and sniper) Jack Carr,now a bestselling author of the most incredible books. Take a minute and one-click THE TERMINAL LIST, TRUE BELIEVER and SAVAGE SON. You will be riveted.

I have new SEALs book for you to check out, including one released this month, Protecting Arizona. Here are some of the titles, all of which can be found on my web site, desireeholt.com