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John Gretton “Jocko” Willink was born September 8, 1971 in Torrington, Connecticut. He is now a retired US Navy SEAL Commander, author and podcast host and is best known for his leadership and discipline, and his no-nonsense approach to life and business. He is an advocate for personal responsibility, mental toughness, and the power of setting and achieving goals. He has written multiple books on leadership and self-improvement and has a popular podcast. Willink’s military service includes combat actions in the Iraq War, where he commanded SEAL Team 3’s Task Unit Bruiser, the unit that fought in the battle against the Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi. Willink was honored with the Silver Star and Bronze Star Medal for his service. He achieved the rank of lieutenant commander.
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