Here is an email from a young teenager who wants to become a Navy SEAL. I do not want to be the old guy telling the younger generation that they have a lot to learn, but in this case, let me give you some advice THEN I will answer your questions.
He types: “hi i want to be a navy seal when im older by any chance can i come right out of highschool i dreamed and dreamed about being a navy seal for years im 14 ive been reading working hard and in school and learining more and more about the naavy seal and i have a couple more questions like wheres a reqruter for me to sighn up when older and how do get in the navy seal in thwe first place message me back please”
You can start off by using punctuation and capitalization. Look at what you sent me ABOVE. Being able to speak and write in English is a requirement in the military. Don’t get lazy with text / email communications either. It tells me you don’t care about who you are emailing. I know text / emails are very informal methods of communications, but periods, commas, capitalization should be used to better get across your request. Especially, if you are asking people for help. To be honest, if I have over 100+ emails in a day to answer, I will delete them if I cannot see the question in a paragraph of non-punctuated words.
Sorry to be an English teacher, but you need to learn how important your words are. Now for your questions.
See navy-training-for-teens for a great article on what you should do now as a teenager to better prepare yourself for a future in the military. I recommend you play sports, join a team and learn to be a team player. That is one skill that you will need no matter what you do in life — especially if you choose the military in the future.
Start out by going to the Stew Smith Article archive and read as many articles as you can about running, swimming, pushups, pull-ups, sit-ups, special forces, and boot camp, nutrition and MORE. There is plenty of free information in these articles that can help you get started with a fitness routine to help in both sports and military preparation.
For more Navy SEAL Information see prep-for-navy-spec-ops — This article is a great list of all your Navy Spec Ops options and how to get there.
Thanks for your email. I know you probably sent it via a phone and texting is a whole new language by itself but when asking for help make it easier for your request to be read and you will get a response.