Mcraven is a part of american military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of saddam hussein, the rescue of. He now details his 37 years in the navy in a new book, sea stories. After years in the shadows of clandestine war, vice adm. Now fox news is reporting that last month, just a few days after.
Admiral william mcraven, now retired, thought commanding the operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of alqaida, would be the crowning achievement of his 37 years as a navy. William henry mcraven is a retired united states navy admiral who spent 37 years in the navy and last served as the ninth commander of the united states special operations command. Admiral william mcraven has more to talk about than. Mcraven ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device. My life in special operations says all quiet on the western front is the one. Mcraven gave the commencement address at the university of texas at austin. Navy retired served with great distinction in the navy. A retired fourstar admiral serves up a readable memoir thats long on blood and gutsincluding those of osama bin laden. In his new book, out today, admiral william mcraven shares some good ones from his 37 years as a navy seal and antiterrorist commander. Admiral william mcraven tells spellbinding sea stories. In may 2011, president barack obama meets with admiral william h. Admiral william mcraven talks about sea stories, his new book about his extraordinary career in the u. He spent 37 years of his life in the special forces navy seals.
Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in lifes darkest moments. William mcraven bio, age, family, wife, speech, book. William harry mcraven born november 6, 1955 is a retired united states navy fourstar. What the media didnt tell you about the retired navy. Little things that can change your lifeand maybe the world grand central based on a 2014 graduation speech he gave at the.
While encouraging the students to improve the world, he gave many life lessons that. In my book mcraven is a disgrace to the uniform of the us navy, a disgrace to my beloved seal teams, and a disgrace to the us military as. Navy seal william mcravens message to us amid coronavirus. He is 64 years born on november 6, 1955, in pinehurst, north carolina. Admiral william mcraven, whose 36year career as a navy seal has been shrouded in secrecy, recently made a rare appearance in public to deliver the commencement address at the. Mcraven has become famous for preparing the elite navy seal team that took out osama bin laden last sunday. Admiral mcraven, a veteran of the covert world who had written a book on american special operations, spent weeks working with the cia on the. He struggles a lot in his career but he manages to stay on the top. Mcraven may 17, 2014 graduation speech to the university of. He graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism from the.
The author of make your bed and, most recently, sea stories. Readers follow admiral mcravens order to make your bed. Admiral william mcraven tells spellbinding sea stories the new book by the retired special forces commander and former ut chancellor is filled with tales from an adventureseeking life. Admiral william mcraven tells spellbinding sea stories texas. In his thirtyseven years as a navy seal, he commanded at every level. Make your bed on apple books apple books apple apple. Mcraven made headlines in august when he wrote an oped condemning president trump saying, revoke my security clearance, too. My life in special operations, the retired fourstar admiral who served as the commander of all u. This speech was delivered as the commencement address to the graduates of the university of texas at austin on may 17, 2014.
Mcraven led the planning for the seal team 6 raid that killed osama bin. Mcraven sea stories is a riveting memoir that captures the epic missions of retired admiral william h. Mcravens commencement speech for the graduating class from the university of. Mcraven retired would command countless missions, including the raid on the pakistan compound of osama bin laden. Special operations command ussocom has released his reading list for next year. Mcraven addressed the graduating class of the university. Life lessons and war stories from admiral william h. Instead, he was invited to give a commencement speech at the university of texas. William mcraven is an american retired navy admiral. Throughout his 37 years of service, mcraven learned a lot about life and success. William mcraven, a navy seal who oversaw the raid that killed alqaida leader osama bin laden in 2011, offered a message off hope to americans as the us grapples with the. Its not too late to get a copy of sea stories personally signed by admiral mcraven. My life in special operations says all quiet on the western front is the one book that best captures the nature of. Make your bed is a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become.632 1104 977 218 1305 888 1307 1264 1239 1065 629 274 523 74 853 348 917 1076 488 678 1263 1511 1416 16 291 1470 841 28 1003 51 7 934