Navy SEAL training is widely regarded as the most intense and vigorous military training in the world. In a heartbreaking turn of events, Kyle Mullen, 24, passed away on February 4th after completing the grueling Hell Week with his BUD/S class. The cause of his death is still being investigated.
Read on to learn about Kyle Mullen’s life and unfortunate death.
Who Was Kyle Mullen?
Mullen was both a high school star athlete and a football player at Yale University. He was a native to the state of New Jersey and planned on becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL.
Kyle Mullen was born and raised in the city of Manalapan. He would eventually go on to become a football star in the school and receive an offer from the prestigious Yale University—for which he did not play long before signing his contract with the U.S. Navy.
What Is Hell Week?
Hell Week is the most difficult part of SEAL training that is designed to put the capabilities of every Navy SEAL candidate to the ultimate test. One averages, if they are lucky, only about four hours of sleep during the whole week. As you can see, compromising on the form of a difficult exercise would not be hard considering the lack of sleep.
Furthermore, in addition to the lack of sleep, candidates are also denied adequate food and nourishment in hopes to “toughen them up.” Even though they are fed roughly three times a day, the amount of calories they consume does not even come close to the number of calories they burn during Hell Week. This is just one of the many Navy SEAL requirements.
Though it only lasts for about a week, this portion of training is where most of the candidates fail. The fact that the instructors also provide so many opportunities for them to quit certainly does not help the candidates’ chances of succeeding very much either.
Are There a Lot of Military Training Deaths?
Compared to the number of people inducted into the U.S. military every year, there are very few deaths that happen during training. Still, whenever one does occur, it is always very tragic and heartbreaking. This is certainly the case when it comes to Kyle Mullen.
In fact, earlier this year, a Marine Corps officer was relieved of his command due to an accident that happened under his watch which resulted in the deaths of nine servicemen.
The point is that accidents do happen in training. There is usually no malicious intent behind the accidents.
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