An internal email by Admiral (SEAL) McRaven, sent August 24, 2012, and later published openly, reads:

As the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, I am becoming increasingly concerned about how former members of the Special Operations community are using their “celebrity” status to advance their personal or professional agendas.

While as retired or former service members they are well within their rights to advocate for certain causes or write books about their adventures, it is disappointing when these actions either attempt to represent the broader SOF community or expose sensitive information that could threaten the lives of their fellow warriors.

[SOFREP note: “…actions either attempt to represent the broader SOF community…” likely refers to the Special Operations Group “OPSEC”, and the latter points to No Easy Day.]