Who was Michael A. Monsoor?

Introduction Michael Anthony Monsoor (05 April 1981 to 29 September 2006) was a United States Navy SEAL who was killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 2001 and graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training BUD/S class 250 in 2004. After further training… Read More

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The Impact of Mindset & Persistence Through (Arduous) Training

Research Paper Title Stress, Mindsets, and Success in Navy SEALs Special Warfare Training. Background Mindsets can impact an individual’s performance in stressful experiences such as public speaking or receiving negative feedback. Yet we know little about the boundary conditions of where these mindsets predict success, and where they may become irrelevant or even maladaptive. The… Read More

Killing People & Breaking Things…

““War is about killing people and breaking things.” I have done it, war is not a lot of fun, and intellectually there is little to defend the practice. Notice, I did not say “nothing,” I said “little,” and it is a damn BIG little. It is this simple, if they are willing to kill people… Read More

SEALs & Horses…

“WHEN RYAN ZINKE, America’s secretary of the interior, turned up for his first day in office a year ago, the ex-Navy Seal arrived on a horse called Tonto, wearing a cowboy hat.” You can learn about the training and selection US Navy SEALs here. Reference The Economist (2018) Special Report: The Geopolitics of Energy. All Hail the… Read More