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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

SOF Newstand

Marine Maxims | Thomas J. Gordon

“Having read a variety of contemporary leadership books written by Veterans, I found Colonel Tommy Gordon’s Marine Maxims among the very best.  Filled with practical insights and a no-nonsense approach to effective leadership, Colonel Gordon expertly sets the foundation of...

Marine Maxims | Col. Thomas J Gordon, USMC (Ret.)

With holiday shopping season gearing up, may we suggest some personal/professional reading for an aspiring leader. Marine Maxims is a collection of fifty principled based leadership lessons acquired commanding Marines over 30-years.  The target audience is military leaders; however,...

By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs | Ben Milligan

Ben Milligan is a former Navy SEAL and leading Naval Special Warfare historian. He brings firsthand experience and insight as a combat veteran in his new book, By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy SEALs. This fundamental new...

Alpha: Eddie Gallagher and the War for the Soul of the Navy SEALs. | David Philipps

“Was Gallagher a hero or a murderer? A role model, or a man unhinged? Did he commit the crime, or were his own men in Alpha Team out to get him, as he claimed?” This is how Brad Willis,...

Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior | Ric Prado

Enrique “Ric” Prado is a paramilitary, counterterrorism, and special/clandestine operations specialist.  Mr. Prado is a twenty-four-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency where he served as an Operations Officer in six overseas posts.  He was Deputy Chief of Station...

Book excerpt: ‘The Other Face of Battle: America’s Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat’ | Military Times

War is always a nightmare. These wars shattered all sense of purpose or proportion. They describe how Americans have experienced battle and the impacts it has had, despite being terrifying and existentially perplexing. They're worth comparing because of what...

Never Enough – Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning | Mike Hayes

Mike Hayes is a former Commander of SEAL Team TWO and spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL. He was also a White House Fellow and served two years as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy at the National...

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How Taiwan’s Special Forces Would Fight China (Thanks To America) | 1945

The Naval Special Warfare Command is reevaluating to establish a new combat force and is soliciting feedback.  The Naval Special...

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