Category: Triumphs

The Creed of the Navy SEALs

I first started learning about the Navy SEALs a couple of years ago, as I was reading a book written by Eric Greitens, retired Navy SEAL and founder of The Mission Continues. In it, he talks about his training and his intrinsic desire to be tested — to prove himself worthy. Here’s his description of Hell Week at Basic Underwater…

After You Break

The idea that one should be grateful for tragedy and hardship might seem strange at first glance. Combat veterans who seem to be getting along just fine in civilian life lead some to think they must be repressing their true feelings, bottling up the anger and resentment and fear they must have deep down inside them. The idea that someone…

Reeder’s Ruck 2015

This past Saturday, six students of mine and I finished an 8-mile ruck run in honor of Alex Reeder, a UW-Stevens Point ROTC cadet who died in a motorcycle accident last spring. Here’s a little more info on the inaugural event’s Facebook page: The Ranger Club and the UW-Stevens Point ROTC program hosted the 8-mile ruck march/walk along the Wisconsin…