For Immediate Release

Former Navy SEAL and Fitness Expert Stew Smith Joins


MCLEAN, Va., – announced today that former Navy SEAL and fitness professional Stew Smith has joined the organization as their resident expert on Special Operations and regular contributor to Kit Up!, a blog about military gear and tactical information.

“I am honored to be a part of the team. Their reputation as a news and veteran benefits resource for military, veterans, retirees and families is unparalleled.”

Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former Navy SEAL Lieutenant, and author of several fitness and self defense books such as The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness, Maximum Fitness, The Special Ops Workouts, and SWAT Fitness. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and as military fitness trainer, he has trained thousands of students for the Navy SEALs, Special Forces, SWAT, FBI, ERT and many other law enforcement professions.

“We have featured Stew’s fitness content for a while now but we really wanted to leverage his other areas of expertise as well, particularly in the Special Operations arenas, and we’re thrilled he is a part of our editorial team,” said Ward Carroll, Editor of

After almost eight years in the SEAL Teams and an instructor at the Naval Academy Physical Education Department, Smith resigned his commission in 1999 to start his own fitness and freelance writing business.  He has written more than 400 articles and 40 eBooks sold at both and  He is also passionate about ensuring tomorrow’s servicemembers are physically ready to serve in the military and operates a nonprofit, Heroes of Tomorrow, in order to train them for free.
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