The Finishing School

The Finishing School : Earning the Navy SEAL Trident

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In America's new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who operate with precision, swiftness, and lethal force. In the constantly shifting war on terror, SEAL units small in number, flexible, stealthy, and efficient are more vital than ever to America's security as they take the battle to an elusive enemy around the globe. But how are Navy SEALs made? Dick Couch, author of the acclaimed "Warrior Elite," follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training, where they master combat skills such as precision shooting, demolitions, secure communications, parachuting, diving, and first aid. From there, the men enter operational platoons, where they subordinate their individual abilities to the mission of the group and train for special operations in specific geographic environments. Never before has a civilian writer been granted such close access to the training of America's most elite military forces. "The Finishing School" is essential listening for anyone who wants to know what goes into the making of America's best warriors."

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  • CD-Audio
  • 139.7 x 160.02 x 27.94mm | 22.68g
  • 09 Aug 2011
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CT
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1452603952
  • 9781452603957
  • 1,899,613

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Dick Couch is a former Navy SEAL and the author of several books, including "The Finishing School," "Chosen Soldier," "Seal Team One," and "Rising Wind." Arthur Morey has recorded over two hundred audiobooks in history, fiction, science, business, and religion, earning a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and two Audie Award nominations. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

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"Couch is a well-qualified guide to this class of men who possess what he calls a relentless desire to fight and win as a team." ---The Wall Street Journal

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