"I am a SERE Specialist...
I am an expert in Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape. I can survive anywhere in the world and prepare others to do the same. I prove myself by deed and action. I respect every warfighter and consider their needs before my own. I will remember that the lives of those I influence rest in my hands and if they fail the failure is mine alone. I will keep myself in top physical and mental condition, I will never tarnish the honor of fellow SERE Specialists, and I will accept no less from my peers. I do these things so they may:
'Return With Honor'"
If anyone is interested, following is video showing the training that these men go through. I didn't see this video until about a month ago and I'm glad I didn't or I would have been that much more worried and stressed than my normal nature was anyway.
See video here
Now he's done. 26 of the 60 men that started out actually made it all the way through. They not only have to be able to physically and mentally survive any situation, including torture, these men now also have to be able to train others to do the same.
Graduation ceremonies are next Friday at Fairchild Air Force Base and Bob and I will leave from Pittsburgh on Wednesday to be there. We can't wait and are so excited. Brandon will received his special gray beret worn only by SERE Specialists.
We're also very excited to see one year old walking now Riley, and the beautiful 6-1/2 month pregnant again Diana. They have also moved into a bigger 3 bedroom house that we haven't seen yet.
And once again, we couldn't be more proud!