Navy SEAL Veteran Rick Kaiser Talks Frogman Stories and the Navy SEAL Museum
The Scuttlebutt | Season 9 Episode 1
Joining me on The Scuttlebutt this week to kick off our ninth season is Navy SEAL Veteran Rick Kaiser.
Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Rick Kaiser joined the U.S. Navy at age 17. He attended Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) training Class 109 in Coronado, CA. Rick was assigned to SEAL Team TWO in Little Creek, VA in 1980. He served at SEAL Team TWO from 1980 until 1985, specializing in winter warfare, combat diving, and sniping until he was selected for duty at SEAL Team SIX in 1985.
In 1993, Rick received the Silver Star Medal for Valor during the Battle of Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down). He served at ST-6 from 1985 through October of 2012. During his time at ST-6, Rick acted as sniper, explosives expert, lead training Chief, sniper team leader, and Deputy Operations Officer.
Rick continues to serve his country and fellow SEALs by helping to educate others about this unique special operations force and further the Frogman heritage as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.
Rick talks about his service, what challenged him in BUD/S, the leaders he looked up to, the missions he was assigned, and when the history of the SEALs started to mean something to him. Hint: It’s not when you think!
For more information about Rick’s book FROGMAN STORIES and to check on the goings-on at the Navy SEAL Museum check out the links below.