Retired Navy SEAL Bob Reitz joins This Is NuCalm to share how his deployments have shaped civilian life. He elaborates on the coping mechanisms he’s developed in conjunction with NuCalm, to manage his PTSD and hypervigilance.
“You may be able to hold your breath for five minutes, but they want to know how you manage and how you act at five minutes and one second. Do you panic? Do you compete? Do you keep your composure? Do you stay underwater and relax even though you’re a quiet storm inside? All those things matter.”
— Bob Reitz
Bob Reitz is open and honest in this conversation with David Poole about what it entails to be a SEAL. He shares some of the grueling trials and training required.
“Everything about SEAL training is failure.”
— Bob Reitz
Tune into this bittersweet and motivational discussion with former Navy SEAL, Bob Reitz on This Is NuCalm!
More About Bob Reitz, Retired U.S. Navy SEAL
Bob joined the Navy in 1988 and served both as an Enlisted Sailor and a Commissioned Officer over his 22 year career. The first 8 years in the Navy Bob served as a Machinist Mate where he repaired Submarines in Italy and followed by his time in at the University of Arizona where he received his Bachelor’s Degree and Commission; the last 16 years he served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Navy SEAL Teams. Bob was assigned to SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Team FIVE, Special Boat Team TWELVE and also the Naval Postgraduate School where he received his Master’s Degree. Over his time in the Navy he deployed 6 times for 6-7 months each deployment and served 4 years abroad when he was stationed in Italy and Guam.
After leaving the Navy Bob worked as a Security Contractor with other SEALS protecting the Middle East Maersk Shipping line from Pirating and Kidnapping operations conducted by local criminal elements. He later went into the Defense Contracting Industry where he sold Covert Audio and Video equipment to both DOD and Federal Agencies. It was during this time that he was introduced to NuCalm by way of a Gifted NuCalm System from Dr. David Walters (Bob’s personal Doctor) to help him with Sleep and Travel. Because NuCalm had such a profound effect on Bob, he quit his Defense Contracting career and reached out to NuCalm to join the team!