America’s most elite commando unit, the US Navy SEAL Team Six pulled off one of the most remarkable covert operations in military history when they infiltrated the secret hideout of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in the dead of night and killed the hated terrorist mastermind. Dennis Chalker was an original “plankowner” (founding member) of SEAL Team Six, and in One Perfect Op, he takes readers deep inside the remarkable world of America’s Special Forces operatives. With an introduction by Richard Marcinko of Rogue Warrior fame, One Perfect Op describes, step by breathtaking step, one extraordinary SEALs mission, shedding fascinating new light on the training, the planning, the courage and the skill of these exceptional warriors.
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Dennis Chalker says "the greatest challenge offered by the U.S. military [is] to become a Navy SEAL." A former SEAL himself, Chalker tells of his life and times in one of the military's most elite units. Much of One Perfect Op describes the extensive training each SEAL goes through, not only to become a SEAL but to remain one: "Our training had been hard and dangerous for a reason: you train as you fight." And the training certainly was hazardous--Chalker describes how one of his teammates was killed during an exercise. About half the book goes by before Chalker sees his first real combat, during the invasion of Grenada in 1983. His unit was tasked with protecting the island's governor. He also saw action in Panama and on a number of other operations, though he often leaves out the names of places and dates because these remain classified. His career was certainly varied. He was once part of "Red Cell," a special SEAL team whose job was to play the part of terrorists and test the security of naval facilities. At another point, he stormed a hostile beach to help a family escape. His equipment included all the standard SEAL hardware--guns, night-vision goggles, etc.--as well as a baby carrier and pacifier. Richard Marcinko writes the introduction (Chalker served under him), and his fans will easily become Chalker's fans as well. --John MillerFrom the Back Cover:
A fascinating look at the elite SEAL Team Six as told by one of its founding members; a riveting exploration into the military′s Special Forces consciousness.
SEAL Team Six is one of the most elite fighting forces in the US military. In this comprehensive history of SEAL Team Six in the 1980s and 1990s, Command Master Chief Dennis Chalker tells of the missions and perils he encountered as a ′plank owner′ of this counter terrorist unit.
′A perfect op′, in SEAL lingo, is an operation in which a mission is completed without discovery of intervention. Chalker tells of one such ′Perfect Op′ when SEALs Team Six successfully penetrated enemy territory, completed their objective and left without leaving any mark of their passage. And it is this kind of incredible, never-before-told detail that makes this a fascinating and unforgettable read.
Chalker has written a first-hand account of military life, which will rivet readers and show everyone just what a special forces unit is all about.
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