Former Navy SEAL, SOFREP contributor, and author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons,” Eric Davis, discusses the challenges of being a dad while serving as a Navy SEAL.

Due to the high number of deployments and the frequency of his training, Eric said he missed quite a bit of time with his children. Particularly, he missed those brief moments that a parent uses to make a difference in their children’s lives, shaping their behavior and responses. Every military parent has had to deal with these issues in some form or another.