Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs - the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow’s soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed.
Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees. He recounts his experience evolving from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination, requalification programs, and the “Hero or Zero” missions his SEALs undertake.
From his own SEAL training and missions overseas, Denver details how the SEALs’ creative operations became front and center in America’s War on Terror - and how they are altering warfare everywhere. In fourteen years as a SEAL officer, Rorke Denver tangled with drug lords in Latin America, stood up to violent mobs in Liberia, and battled terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Leading 200 commando missions, he earned the Bronze Star with V for valor. He has also served as flag aide to the admiral in charge and spent the past four years as executive officer of the Navy Special Warfare Center’s Advanced Training Command in Coronado, California, directing all phases of the basic and advanced training that prepare men for war in SEAL teams. He recently starred in the film Act of Valor. He is married and has two daughters.
Ellis Henican is a columnist at Newsday and an on-air commentator at the Fox News Channel. He has written two recent New York Times best sellers, Home Team with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and In the Blink of an Eye with NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip.
"With all the SEALs’ recent successes, we have been getting a level of acclaim we’re not used to. But something important has been missing in this warm burst of publicity.... Correcting that is my mission here.
"My own SEAL dream was launched by a book. My hope is that this one teaches lessons that go far beyond the battlefield, inspiring a fresh generation of warriors to carry on that dream."
Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver
©2013 Rorke Denver (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
26 years in SAC with the B-52's during the Viet Nam War.
Denver takes the listener into the hearts and minds of the warriors giving an insight few that have never been in combat could ever understand. The tight relationship between men that had been so different in civilian life is stressed.
Several other books look at the acts of war, but this one deals more with the men than their actual battles.
This is my first by Denver, but will not be my last
The ending was particularly moving, when a few visited Arlington. I have been there and understand.
To learn about the bravery of young Americans gives us hope for the future. On the evening news you hear about the youth that commit crimes and are failures. Fortunately the majority of our young men are like the ones in this story. The public needs to know about the ones that are the hope for our future.
Damn few was well written and very well put together. It flowed from one point to another without effort.
The history, honor (to self and country), the respect and how it was not based on immediate gratification but on sacrifice and determination.
This book should be mandatory reading/listening for today's generation. They need to learn about heroes, working for what you want, honor and patriotism. For way to many these items are missing in their lives.
A great, compelling and personal story of dedication, bravery and commitment.
The description of the funeral of his colleague killed in action
A highly motivational story.
The fact that the author narrated the book himself is great. This made for a very authentic and personal experience.
Will be interesting to compare with 'Fearless' which I will be listening to next!
I would highly recommend this audio book. It's compelling, and written with real passion and love for the SEAL brotherhood. It pays homage to the bravery of the men who serve, and to the families who support them and hope they come home safely.
yes, well told and riveting.
The training, professionalism, and dedication of our Seal warriors.
Rorke Denver and all our Seals are modern day Spartans. They are dedicated to keeping us free.
Well narrated and one can only have respect for the "SEAL WARRIORS"!!!
The Seal team's ethos - they do their job for the greater good!!! The story is one that is hard to press stop - you want to continue listening to the narration about these elite warriors!
The author's will to NEVER GIVE UP!!
NEVER GIVE UP!
Highly recommended book - you will not be disappointed!!
Yes It's one of the best books I've ever read Men of Honor being my favorite movie you can see why
Books that captivate your interest such as Tin Roof Blowdown and even Deep Sea Divers but this book is also Inspirational It will bring emotions in the listener ,Thank you sir from an ex-submariner
didn't know he had any
They did that already and I just ordered the movie "Act of Valor"
Good job! I only couln't relate to the ancient military books
Yes. It is wonderful to hear from someone so dedicated to service of his country.
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