Stewart Smith

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


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.  


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