The Journey Begins

U.S. Navy SEAL/SWCC and Special Forces candidate training


20% of BUD’s students graduate on their own with no outside program assistance but 96% of our Eagle One candidates graduate and move on to become top quality members of the U.S. Navy SEAL, SWCC, and special forces teams the world over!

NOTE: Eagle One welcomes men and women who are not interested in the military or who are unsure
of their interest. Eagle One is a mentorship program and not a recruiting program. Our mission is to help you
become the top 5-10% of ANY career choice that you pursue. If  you can commit to the program and its requirements
then you are welcome to apply. Our non military candidates have gone on to be one of the best in every field. 
Lead from the front wherever you decide to go in your life!

80% chance of failure or 4%?  It really is that simple!


As a member of Eagle One you will become the candidate and the human being that you need to be to succeed in your chosen Special forces and Special Ops training programs.  Our SEAL Instructors will mentor and train you to not only graduate from your program, but to be in the top 10% in your new platoon or team after graduating.  Sound unbelievable?  You’d think so until you see how hard you’ll work, train, practice, and compete at Eagle One.  We consistently raise the bar so that there is no end and no limit to what you can achieve.  In the world of Special Operations, there are no points for second place.  We expect success from you and we know how to take you to a level of physical, mental and emotional preparedness that no program in the country has equaled.

Always lead from the Front

Coach Mac (ST2 ret)

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there,

eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters,

and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle.

Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

~ Heraclitus

The Candidates

Eagle One candidates are extremely diverse demographically, they are white, black, Asian, Latino, Christian, Catholic, Jewish or Muslim and any other faith or culture that I have forgotten to list here. We have one standard at Eagle One for all and all meet or exceed that standard.

At Eagle One we exist for the mission and for each other.  Our successful candidates may have struggled to graduate high school, or to stay out of gangs while others have experienced straight A’s at Yale, USC and UCLA.

An Eagle One candidate is a teammate first, last and always.  You bring your ability and the will to never ever quit and we will show you the power of being an individual on a team that knows no limits.

The program

 The TE1 program is very simply the most challenging, and the most successful preparatory program in this country. This is by design because the lives of our teammates in the special operations community depend on our ability to go above and beyond no matter what the mission requires.  As the SEAL Ethos says, "I am that man" and each one of our active TE1 teammates is or is becoming, "That man" who is NEVER OUT OF THE FIGHT!

The Eagle One program is ALWAYS free to candidates except for uniform purchases and is open to willing and highly motivated participants age 16-32 who can commit to regular attendance.

The coaches

Your Mentor/Coach at Eagle One will be a former or active duty U.S. Navy SEAL.  Every coach at Eagle One supports a single mission focus and that is to provide the Navy SEAL Team and other Special Ops programs with the most qualified candidates and teammates that the country has to offer.

Every Coach at Eagle One has been there in training and in the field and it is our distinct privilege to support the Military and The SEAL Teams by making certain that you are not only prepared for the training program that you are entering into but also that you are morally, ethically and physically prepared to enter the world of Special Operators who have set a standard that is unequaled in the land.

WE TRAIN LIKE WE FIght.  on target, on time, every time!

Maxum, our Eagle One Navy SEAL dog thanks you for your generous support.


help us help these young men and women

The Eagle One 501C3 non profit program exists entirely on instructor volunteer hours and your donations, grants and corporate funding.  Each city that we operate in has an overall expense, including pool rentals, equipment training and competition fees of thousnds per year, per city, so yes we very much need your help to maintain the quality of training that these young men and women deserve.  Your tax deductible personal and corporate donations are the life blood of this team and they allow us to continue to provide the physical, mental, moral and ethical mentorship to hundreds of young men and women.  It is my privilege and the privilege of all of our instructors to serve this country, this community and to serve the men and women entering into Special warfare and special operations world.  Hooyah!

Coach John B. MacLaren (Class 146)


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Training at the Speed of Life

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Tel: 310-367-3860



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Testimonials from past candidates

Petty Office Y

Eagle One has been a vital part of my training.  I have been a part of it for about a year, and the difference from where I was before is night and day from where I am now. I showed up and was immediately surrounded by like-minded, driven and motivated men like myself.  We all push each other to be the best that we can be. The coaching and instructor staff are friendly, professional, and knowledgeable and always positive. Eagle One sets young men up for success in the United States Armed Forces by teaching them core values and leadership skills necessary for success. Thank you Eagle One and all the coaching staff for everything you have done for me.

Candidate K

Eagle One not only identifies the virtues of excellent character, but it slowly structures and shapes this necessary ethos into a way of life for its members. Eagle One shapes boys into men.

Candidate S

I have been a member of Eagle One for about ten months now. The level of mentorship that this program provides is the best you will ever find anywhere.  Coach Mac has shown me my individual path to success and what to do to become a man worthy of achieving my dream of joining the elite teams of our US military or just winning in life.  For this I am forever grateful.

The Eagle One program provides mentors who are dedicated and motivated to cultivate the next generation of our nation’s elite warriors. To be a part of this experience is not only awesome, it is competent life changing. Coach Mac has instilled in us mental toughness and necessary quality of working as a team. At Eagle One, I have begun to succeed in my mind and I have become more mentally, ethically, morally, and physically primed  before going to my individual military training programs.

Ensign E

Eagle One has been an enormous reason for my success as a Navy ROTC Midshipman who graduated from the University of Southern California. The training program has shown me better ways to lead and have success in the teams.

Coach Mac has shown relentless devotion to this program and the people in it. He is an amazing mentor to us all and it is this program that will define the future of our countries defense. There are no other training programs comparable to this one.

Candidate B

Coach Mac and Eagle One, have developed our mental toughness, team mentality, and the importance of functioning as a unit and looking out for each other. These essential aspects that Coach Mac has instilled in us are what makes this program have so highly successful. I am humbled to be a part of such a great program.



John B. MacLaren  |  Training at the Speed of Life, Los Angeles, CA 90064