331_small-trident.jpgOver his thirty-year naval career, Richard Marcinko worked his way from enlisted man to the rank of captain. During his early years, Marcinko joined the UDTs (Underwater Demolition Teams), and served as a Navy SEAL during the war in Vietnam. While serving 2 tours in Vietnam, Marcinko won the Silver Star, four bronze stars with combat V, two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star. Marcinko’s SEAL platoon became such an enemy killing force, that the Viet Cong posted a reward of 50,000 piasters for his death.  Besides serving as a Naval Attaché to Cambodia and later as Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Two, Marcinko was the founder and first Commanding Officer of two of the military’s premier counter-terrorist units: SEAL Team Six and Red Cell. SEAL Team Six engaged in highly classified counter terrorist missions in Africa, Central America, the Middle East, the North Sea, and beyond.

 While commanding RED CELL, Marcinko used his teams’ expertise as Navy SEALs to test the Navy’s anti-terrorist capabilities. The result: RED CELL infiltrated supposedly impenetrable US military bases, weapons storage areas, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and other “secure areas”. As Red Cell penetrated bases and took hostages, Marcinko’s unit ran roughshod over would be defenders. Nothing was immune to Red Cell’s “terrorist attacks”, not even the President’s jet, Air Force One.

 Richard Marcinko is recognized as one of the nation’s most accomplished special operations experts, with over 30 years experience in diplomacy, intelligence,  counter-terrorism, and special operations. His SEAL Team experiences are recounted in his autobiography, Rogue Warrior and the subsequent Rogue Warrior fiction series, co-written with John Weisman. Published by Simon and Schuster, Marcinko’s books have made the New York Times Best Seller list.

 Today, Marcinko is CEO of a security consulting firm, SOS Temps Inc. He also heads Richard Marcinko Inc., a motivational training and team-building company. Through Eastern Michigan University Marcinko provides graduate level presentation on topics such as terrorism, security and the adaptation of Modern Technology. His company provides quarterly SWAT training for federal and law enforcement personnel nationwide. Marcinko frequently guests on live radio and appears on television where he provides expertise on matters of foreign policy, special operations and terrorism. Richard Marcinko is featured in the films  Red Cell The DVD”, and  The Tides of SPECWAR”.

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