Chosen Soldier

Chosen Soldier : The Making of a Special Forces Warrior

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In combating terror, America can no longer depend on its conventional military superiority and the use of sophisticated technology. More than ever, we need men like those of the Army Special Forces-the legendary Green Berets. In Chosen Soldier, Dick Couch draws on nearly a year spent at Special Forces training facilities and offers an unprecedented view of the education of these men. Following the experiences of one class of soldiers as they endure this physically and mentally exhausting ordeal, Couch spells out in fascinating detail the demanding selection process and grueling field exercises, the high-level technical training and intensive language courses, and the simulated battle problems that test everything from how well SF candidates gather operational intelligence to their skills at negotiating with volatile, often hostile, local leaders. Chosen Soldier paints a vivid portrait of an elite group, and a process that forges America's smartest, most versatile, and most valuable fighting force.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 135 x 190 x 15mm | 74g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1452653941
  • 9781452653945

Review quote

"Definitive . . . insightful . . . should be read by every American who despairs [about] current tumult." ---Linda Robinson, author of Masters of Chaos
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About Dick Couch

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."
Kevin Foley has over thirty years' experience in radio and television broadcasting, commercial voice-overs, and audiobook narration. He has recorded over 150 audiobooks, and he won an Earphones Award from "AudioFile" magazine for his narration of "Cognitive Surplus" by Clay Shirky.
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1,999 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 40% (805)
4 38% (768)
3 17% (346)
2 3% (64)
1 1% (16)
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