A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dick Couch served with the Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams. He led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War while a platoon leader with SEAL Team One in 1970. On release from active duty in 1972, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as a Maritime Operations Officer. He is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books and articles on military special operations, including Sua Sponte- The Forging of a Modern American Ranger. He also serves as a consultant and keynote speaker on issues of tactical ethics, moral battlefield conduct, and the future employment of American Special Operations Forces. Dick and his wife, Julia, live in Idaho.
"An excellent...resource for those looking for insight into modern special operations warfare and training."--Publishers Weekly
"A gripping insider's account of Marine Special Operations Command."--Nathaniel Fick, author of One Bullet Away "I can't imagine anyone doing a better job of telling the Marine Special Operations story."--Larry Bond, author of Exit Plan "By the end of the book, you'll be grateful that these proud fighting Marines are on our side--and you'll be thankful to Dick Couch, who takes you inside their world."--Eric Greitens, Navy SEAL, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart and the Fist