One year ago the first CAP Class assembled at Del Monte Beach to brave the overhead plus heavy slab waves and driving north wind. We began this Program in order to prepare a group of recent Naval Academy graduates for their careers in the special operations community. The “First Four” sat down with Schep to talk about the origins of the Coastal Athlete Program, what motivates their desire to serve in the United States Navy, and why they have chosen their paths.
We recorded this interview several months ago before the guys had a chance to class up. They have since all completed Navy Officer Dive School and will continue down the pipeline to being Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technicians. Rest easy at night knowing brave men and women like this are standing the watch.