In honor of Veterans Day, our article will be the first in a series of interviews with Brad McLeod, former Navy SEAL and founder of SEAL Grinder PT.
Brad graduated from SEAL training in BUD/S class 132 against all odds and having failed out the first time through for a math test (I had been through Hell Week and was dropped in second phase). Despite having no athletic background and having life long asthma Brad climbed his personal Mount Everest and made it through BUD/S the second time (He spent close to 10 (yes, ten) months in BUD/S in total going through Hell Week twice – and went on to serve on SEAL Team 4. Although he lacked physical ability he was determined not to quit and worked hard to mentally stay in the game and succeed.
Here is Part I:
Z: Brad, thanks for taking the time to crank this interview. Tell us how and why you became inspired to become a Navy SEAL?