Teens learn military tactics and training at Camp Spehar

POSTED: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:30pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:34pm


This is just one of the exercises that the Baton Rouge Naval Sea Cadets go through every day.

"Not only do we get them up physically, but if they care to go onto the two week course, we do more tactics, which is what you saw today," said Naval Special Warfare Instructor Cody Seamon.

It's part of a three week program that works as training for special ops in the military, and helps kids see if they like the military lifestyle.

"They have to eat a piece of humble pie, but I would say if there's kids out there, that wanna shoot guns, learn some cool tactics, and get in better shape, this is definetly one route," Seamon said.

Lieutenant Norman Soren is the leader of the Sea Cadets, and he says what's more fun than being a Navy SEAL for a week?

"Come out and have fun, if it's something you want to do, and develop that as a career plan later on in life, you can, but there's no obligation," said Lt. Soren.

For anyone too old for the Sea Cadet program, Lt. Soren says there's always room for weekend warriors.

"We want to open it up to anybody and everybody who would be interested in just taking it for a ride, see what it's like," he said.

Cadets like Adam Majoria knows what the training is like, and enjoys every minute of it.

"After a few times I thought, I really can do this, and the younger cadets really look up to that, it does make me feel like im going in the right direction," Majoria said.

And Adam says he already has plans for that direction.

"I got accepted to the Naval Academy, so I'll be going to the Naval Academy in Annapolis at the end of June, right after getting beat up by Cody, so it should be intersting to see how that transitions."

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