125 – Rorke Denver: Former Navy SEAL Officer; Author of “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior”

Rorke_DenverLieutenant Commander Rorke Denver is the author of DAMN FEW: Making the Modern Seal.

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In 14 years as a SEAL Officer, Rorke Denver tangled with drug lords in Latin America, stood up to violent mobs in Liberia, & battled terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Leading 200 commando missions, he earned the Bronze Star with V for Valor. He has spent the last five years at the Navy Special Warfare Center in Coronado directing all phases of basic & advanced SEAL training.

Denver is a honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School. Additionally, he holds a BA from Syracuse University and a Master of Global Business Leadership from University of San Diego.

In 2012, Denver consulted and starred in the hit film Act of Valor.

Podcast Highlights:

  • LCDR Denver talks about why he joined the SEALs and how the motives on why people join such an elite unit; it is different than most people think.
  • Leadership has several facets, but at it’s core it is love; love for the guy next to you and a love for something larger than yourself.
  • LCDR Rorke highlights the “cavalcade of characters” that are present within the SEALs.
  • Decision making, with partial / minimal information, is a critical trait that is a requirement for SEAL training but lacking in the corporate arena.
  • Rorke talks about the genesis for the creation & acting in the movie “Act of Valor”.

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