I’ve been debating about if and how to respond to the article that appeared in the Virginian-Pilot yesterday. It was disappointing, to say the least. Interacting with the reporter and then seeing how the story turned out made me reflect on three things.

First: It’s not simply me under fire these days, it’s the Navy SEAL community as a whole.

Second: The sooner Naval Special Warfare recognizes this and develops protocols for dealing with it effectively, the better off the active and veteran communities will be.

Third, I thought about the incredible weekend I had with my children. I took them to see the movie “Tomorrowland” (I highly recommend it). Seeing the movie reminded me of an old Native American story of the two wolves that live inside us.