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!
80% chance of failure or 4%? It really is that simple!
As a member of Eagle One you will become the candidate that you need to be to succeed in your chosen Special forces and Special Ops training programs. Eagle One boasts 100% successful graduation rate for those TE1 candidates who chose the Air Force Para Rescue program. 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)
The Eagle One Program was started almost a decade ago by Chief Robert Roy and I was the lead instructor for many years. Chief Roy’s time and talents were required elsewhere so the legacy and uncommon success rate of Eagle One continued with me stepping up to fill the shoes and leadership position of Chief Roy.
The TE1 program is very simply the most challenging preparatory program that I have seen anywhere 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.
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.
At Eagle One, our coaches expect you to perform at your highest level and we will let you know when you aren’t. In addition to Navy SEAL Instructors, we often utilize the best civilian instructors that we know of for sport specific coaching.
The Eagle One program exists entirely on instructor volunteer hours and your donations. Each city that we operate in has an overall expense, including pool rentals, equipment training and competition fees of roughly 90K 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 Special Warfare community with candidates who are not only physically prepared but who are morally and ethically of the highest caliber. I cannot thank you enough for your support. 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. You may have a solid family foundation or come from the ashes of domestic chaos. You might be working two jobs to make life happen or you may have the good fortune of a solid financial background. Get the picture?
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.
Milo and Maxum, our Eagle One service dogs thank you for your generous support.
Training at the Speed of Life
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Orange County, CA
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John B. MacLaren | Training at the Speed of Life, Los Angeles, CA 90064