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-- -- -- Featured active duty Navy SEALs -- fictionalized account of a real seal operation.
-- commander -- Denver was in that movie and now he's joining us to give us an inside look into what it takes to be in America's premier special ops commando team good morning -- Good morning thanks for -- Then that movie was such a calorie burner to watch I mean just -- watch the acts.
-- -- -- them the physical things that you guys put -- -- through.
-- to protect us but you say that there was so much mental that we don't know about and what goes into making.
-- seal what do you mean.
That that's exactly right the recent conversation the books that have been real popular in the films I think -- focused on operations they focus on specific missions.
And I thought there was something missing from the narrative so.
The real special pardons of -- and how we select seals -- we trained seals prepare for war send in the war bring him back the family connection so.
It's really get into the mindset of the -- of how we evaluate and run the program that I I want to talk about nephew.
-- ABC training is famously rigorous parts of that are almost unbelievable -- to the -- what's the toughest part of it in your experience.
You -- if you had to pick just one thing it's the cold so.
People come down to San Diego they think the -- for the training and Sanders a -- -- it for picturesque Southern California town and then you have the water without specific current -- it's it's a lot colder than people realize -- relentless -- Relentless physical stress and then it just starts playing on your mind.
And -- -- about that because that's what you detail in your book a damn few -- the thing that I find hardest to believe actually.
You save it even regular people regular more girls like us.
Could learn from the motivational techniques that you seals used and used in our own lives -- When we look at the program and -- -- young lions that that come into the brotherhood really are successful the program they have.
You you don't commonalities that we see intense desire to succeed.
And almost pathological aversion to failure.
A tremendous focus tremendous discipline teamwork and the ability to work amongst others -- perform at a high level and and I think those are valued everywhere and so I I feel we could share some of those concepts and and wrapped them with stories that really make them resonate that would be of value.
So the seal teams have in the last couple years gone from being a pretty mysterious part of the US military being incredibly famous world famous.
How was that change the lives of seals is that a good thing what do you think.
And I think it's yet to be seen at -- -- -- watch how that progresses the nice thing that I can say is that I haven't seen any of the the than the media the attention affect combat operations I haven't seen any information revealed that would put our teams are the brotherhood in harm's way or any other soft units which is the most critical piece.
What we'll see where the attention goes it goes through peaks and valleys.
What do you want you to take away from the book -- via.
I really believe that what we've learned in in in twelve.
-- plus years of of sustained combat and what we think about within the seal teams are our ability to focus on operations take care of one another how much we care about our country our families what is we do for a living.
That there's a lot of concepts folded into dim view that -- translate to.
The board room to a family to a soccer team and it's really a bigger story than just the specifics of a gun fight.
But Tenet commander -- Denver long time navy seal author of -- -- thanks very much for joining us and thanks for have a membership.
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