Friday, May 19, 2017

Navy SEALs "Still human with emotions"

2 former Navy SEAL commanders explain what Hollywood gets wrong about the SEALs

Business Insider
Richard Feloni
May 19, 2017
He said the reality was that while SEALs may be highly trained, elite warriors, they're still humans with emotions. They are putting their lives and the lives of their friends on the line with every mission they take, and in a situation like that, you don't quietly follow orders you disagree with.
Leif Babin and Jocko Willink were deployed in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2006. Echelon Front
Nearly all the movies, TV shows, and video games about the US Navy SEALs portray them as real-life superheroes.
This image may help draw people to Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, the former SEAL commanders behind the leadership consulting firm Echelon Front, but they're quick to dispel the notion.
"We're not Terminators," Willink said at the firm's two-day Musterconference in New York in May.
Willink led Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second-in-command as a senior platoon leader. 
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