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A retired US Navy admiral explains how a lesson from the hardest exercise in SEAL training served him over 37 years in the military | Yahoo Finance
140828-N-WL435-368 TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 28, 2014) Adm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), passes through ceremonial sideboys during his retirement ceremony. McRaven retired from the Navy after 37 years of service in the presence of family, friends and former teammates at the Tampa Convention Center. Army Gen. Joseph Votel will relieve McRaven as the SOCOM commander. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

A retired US Navy admiral explains how a lesson from the hardest exercise in SEAL training served him over 37 years in the military | Yahoo Finance

Retired US Navy Admiral William McRaven had an esteemed 37-year military career — which included leading the assassination of Osama bin Laden — but it was his time in Navy SEAL training after college that gave him his leadership philosophy.

In 2014, McRaven gave the commencement address at the University of Texas at Austin, breaking down the 10 biggest lessons he learned in the six months of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs training in his early 20s, and how they were universally applicable.

Now the chancellor of the University of Texas system, McRaven has released “Make Your Bed,” a short book expanding upon these principles he spoke about a few years ago.

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