Stewart Smith

Hi, I am Stew Smith, primarily a fitness author and freelance writer for various websites and magazines for the past 15 years.  

Experience

I graduated the US Naval Academy in 1991 and SEAL training immediately after. I spent almost 8 years in the SEAL Teams finishing up my short Naval career back at the Naval Academy as the SEAL mentor / recruiter.

After my time in the Navy, I was more involved in technical writing for a few security consulting firms, but eventually moved to writing full-time as a self-employed freelance writer on the topic of Tactical Fitness.  Tactical Fitness is a relatively new genre that involves the physical training programming for military, special ops, law enforcement, and fire fighting professions.

I am on the editorial staff of the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Journal operated by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  I also speak at a Tactical Strength and Conditioning conferences.

In my daily writings, I often have to not only assist with the physical standards people are seeking to join the military, but also the administrative challenges of being in the military.  

Education

US Naval Academy - BS Political Science / Russian Language

US Naval Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL Training - Class Leader 182

Stewart Smith

"What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following?"

"The extra mile."  -Gary Ryan Blair

"Train to Compete - Not Just Survive" - Stew Smith

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