A former Navy SEAL shares the No. 1 leadership lesson he learned in military training

Via Business Insider:

Commander Rorke T. Denver knows something about leadership.

In a keynote address at the 2015 Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore, the former All-American defenseman at Syracuse and 13-year Navy SEAL said the best leadership lesson learned in military training was simple: “Calm is contagious.” [FULL REPORT]

Drew VachalA former Navy SEAL shares the No. 1 leadership lesson he learned in military training
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San Diego Sisterhood

Last night’s Sisterhood engagement brought together 80 Naval Special Warfare Spouses to share a meal and discuss issues of mutual interest, in a venue that fostered an atmosphere for meaningful connections.

The SEAL Family Foundation is honored to host the Naval Special Warfare spouse functions in support of the Sisterhood community. We believe it is important to keep the community close and these opportunities bring spouses together result in a more resilient force.

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Congratulations SQT Class 319!

Naval Special Warfare welcomed 200 family members to include the new operators, spouses, instructors and their leadership during an intimate pre-graduation dinner on the BUD/S Grinder.  It was a perfect evening as we celebrated the accomplishments of these determined young men with the support of their loving families.

Drew VachalCongratulations SQT Class 319!
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INC: Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things

A great reminder about the importance of teaching your children well.

Via Inc.com: A few years ago, a retired Navy SEAL commander named Bill McRaven gave a graduation speech at the University of Texas. His words went viral, starting with his advice that no matter what you do, if you want to be successful, you should make your bed in the morning.

McRaven, who had been in charge of the mission to get Osama bin Laden in 2011, has since become the chancellor of the University of Texas System, and he’s also now a best-selling author, as his book Make Your Bed topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Lauded as “a book to inspire your children and grandchildren to become everything that they can,” by the Wall Street Journal, McRaven’s book is a short, easy read–just 144 pages–and highly motivating. Here are his 10 key pieces of advice. READ MORE

Drew VachalINC: Want to Raise Inspired Kids? A Navy SEAL Commander Says Teach Them These 10 Things
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Boston Fundraiser – Fenway Park

A huge thank you to all those who attended our first ever Boston Dinner Gala at Fenway Park. We are so appreciative of all the hard work from our board members, John Moninger, John Galt and Mike Argo who worked tirelessly, amongst many others, to put this event together. Also, thank you Gold Star spouse Dorothy Woods for such a moving speech by an extremely courageous and strong woman. We are humbled by the outpouring support of our Navy SEALs and their families. We hope to return next year to this great city!

Drew VachalBoston Fundraiser – Fenway Park
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