This is a three part question. (I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, I wasn't sure where the correct spot would be.)
I've seen BUD/S Class 234 for the 10th time by now and at the end it talks about the LPO of the class graduating as the "Honor Man."
I've tried to get information about award but I can't really find much.
So first and foremost -
Could I receive this award as at a low rank, or is it for the higher ranking enlisted and officers only, I saw a lot of motivational guys who finished strong and kept their teammates going in Class 234, what determined who was picked in the end?
I like to motivate people and push them past their limits, help them finish strong and I'll even carry them if it comes down to it, I don't like to succeed as a individual. I remember in football I was given the opportunity to head in early for putting out, and instead of going in early I ended up staying late to run with the guys who were being punished for low grades. After that I made it a daily routine to stay after and take the beating.
I did this everyday no matter how tired and broken I was - not just to better myself, but to help motivate the guys who had to go through it. I'd like to do the same thing in BUD/S. They say "It pays to be a winner", but I'd like to suffer if my team is suffering.
(Second) - Do you think instructors would let me do it? If it pays to be a winner and I do win,(I don't fail an inspection or a run time ect.) while their being PT'd, could I join them?
(Third) When do they start looking at you for the award - does it start in prep school?
appreciate you taking the time to read this, I know it's a lot of questions, and I hope I'm not out of place to being asking them.
I've been told before that I should only be focusing on making it through BUD/S, alive. But If I shoot for the moon and miss at least I'll be among the stars.