Chaos and pain. Marcus Luttrell admits he thrives on those two things.

That was a centerpiece of his shattered and heroic story of growing up in Texas and wanting to be a U.S. Navy SEAL special forces team member alongside his twin brother. They both would graduate from the hard-as-nails school in Coronado, Calif.

“Y’all ready to rock ’n’ roll?” Luttrell asked the 1,200 people gathered at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center Tuesday, the second and final day of the 11th annual Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum.

The Texan was part of a four-man reconnaissance team that entered the mountainous border of Afghanistan and Pakistan in June 2005. The mission quickly turned deadly after herdsmen spotted the Americans, culminating in a firefight against a heavily armed group of Taliban.