Guest Name(s): Robert O'Neill
For the first time ever, Robert O’Neill, best known for Operation Neptune Spear, the raid which resulted in the killing of Osama Bin Laden sits down with fellow SEAL Brandon Webb for an exclusive in studio interview. We get into everything with Rob from his wanting to join the Marines and being swayed by a recruiter to join the SEALs despite a lack of any background in swimming, to his involvement in Operation Red Wings which helped to save Marcus Luttrell as told in “Lone Survivor.” Of course we also hear the details of what went through Rob’s head before, during, and after the Bin Laden raid, and some of the zen warrior focus one must have in these moments of extreme tension.
Rob’s memoir which details all this is out now, it’s titled “The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior.” It’s a great book, we highly encourage you to pick it up, and it’s getting stellar reviews as well as being a New York Times best seller. Rob also co-founded a charity called Your Grateful Nation which helps veterans to transition out of the military and into corporate America. It was a real honor sitting down with Rob for this, and we really enjoyed getting to know him and what drives him to keep doing great work.