“We learn a lot and each museum ends up having its own distinctive character and personality”.
I was honored when I was invited to join the IRSC Student Veteran Organization (SVO) leadership board as they toured the Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. I have driven by the museum, but this was my first time to enter the building and get a chance to review the history of the Navy SEALs. This trip has been the highlight of 2022 for my Walk into The Future.
It is great to have the Navy SEAL Museum locally in Fort Pierce and my visit will allow me to share with others.
My first experience with the Navy SEALs was a 2017 visit out to San Diego for an Educator’s Tour while I was still at Florida State University. Select educators from around the country are invited out by the Navy to tour and see SEAL facilities to help with recruitment efforts. I have been on multiple Educators tours: Marine Corps (Quantico, VA.), Army (Fort Jackson, SC). The services like to bring educators in to show them what true military services looks like and answer questions to enhance recruiting efforts at universities and colleges.
My time in San Diego was to learn about the SEALs training efforts so I would be able to help students understand how their education would translate to the Navy and/or the SEALs. The training is recognized as a mental and physical challenge, this is why the SEALs are such a respected and elite group—they are truly the best of the best!
Fast forward to 2022 and my trip to the museum. We were able to walk the halls and view historical artifacts from SEAL missions around the world. The history of the SEALs is displayed throughout with emphasis on the tools used for success around the world. The central theme for me was the bravery of the SEALs and how they carried out missions with professionalism and precision.
I learned quite a bit during this trip and look forward to coming back with friends and family so they can see/experience this great history on display.