I had a chance to sit down for an interview with Richard “Demo Dick” Marcinko for SOFREP when he was in town for our book club event in New York (photo gallery here) this month. It was great to get his candid take on why he joined the navy, UDT/SEAL training, combat in Vietnam, how SEAL Team started, women in the SEALs and much more. Lunch was even better…

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Photo: Dick Marcinko talks to SOFREP Book Club Members at a private event in Manhattan

I can’t tell you what an honor it was to have such a candid interview with a legend in the community, the same man who influenced a generation of SEALs (myself included) with his book, Rogue Warrior. His book also paved the way for a whole generation of SEAL experiences as told from a personal lens through many books post 9/11, including my own memoir, The Red Circle