Dec 24, 11
Read from November 09 to December 24, 2011
An entertaining account by a former commander of SEAL Team 2 and first commander of SEAL Team 6 (officially called DEVGRU). Even if you don't believe all of Marcinko's tales, his life as a sailor still provides an interesting perspective of the Vietnam War, Iran Hostage Crisis, and life as a SEAL from that perspective as well as anyone who likes to hear about someone sticking it to the man. Sadly, the man sticks it to him in the end as this is written from a jail cell and ends up being somewhat of a cautionary tale against those who would accomplish the mission by any means necessary.
As a former active duty Marine, I have a real respect for Marcinko and others who are hardcore enough to spend their whole military careers in unconventional warfare/counter terrorism units and am able to forgive the salty language and ego of this braggadocio as there's no doubt he's really "been there".