Jocko Willink led SEAL Team 3’s Task Unit Bruiser in Iraq during the 2006 Battle of Ramadi, before retiring from the military as a commander in 2010 after 20 years of service. Since then, he's earned his keep as a motivational speaker, host of a self-named podcast, a nonfiction author whose third book, Discipline Equals Freedom, went on sale Oct. 17.
It looks like the U.S. Army has fully embraced the America’s legions of gamers, but don’t start freaking out about the endtimes just yet. In Operation Overmatch, an upcoming online video game developed by the service, two teams of eight soldiers take command of an assortment of tanks and armored vehicles and do battle with new and advanced war machines.
During a recent chat with a fellow Marine, the Marines United scandal and debate about gender within the Corps inevitably came up. We’d been catching up, talking about our families and careers, but the mention of gender brought an eye-roll from our friend.
You may be a badass, but you’ll never be “joining the battle of Gettysburg at the age of 69” badass. Those bragging rights belong to John L. Burns, who earned the title “the old hero of Gettysburg” after he saw the crucial battle from his house, grabbed an old musket and joined the Union line.
Back when we were kids playing with Nerf guns and relished in the joy of pelting an annoying sibling or friend in the face with foam darts, there were two surefire ways to spoil the fun. First, you’d run out of ammo. Second, the darts you did have never hit a damn thing unless you were standing five feet from your target.