Welcome to SOFREP’s Inside the Team Room interview with former Navy SEAL and author Eric Davis. This is the first in a multi-part series.

Davis, author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons,” began his SEAL career at SEAL Team Three and later became a sniper instructor. He spent half of his ten-year tenure in this role alongside SOFREP CEO and Editor-in-Chief Brandon Webb.

Inspired by the challenges of being a young parent in the military and the lack of practical parenting advice that went beyond the superficial, Davis sought to write a book that offered more than just parenting tips—it aimed to instill fundamental principles and performance improvement strategies for both parenting and personal development.

“Raising Men” is not just about raising children; it’s about personal growth, embodying the life you wish for your children, and setting an example. Davis wrote the book to fill a gap he saw in parenting resources, offering a guide that is more about performance and leadership in parenting. It aims to help parents become better individuals for themselves and their children.