Richard Marcinko is best known as the founder and first commanding officer of two of the military's premier counter-terrorist units: SEAL Team 6 and RED CELL. He has over 30 years experience in a variety of specialties including counter-terrorism, intelligence and special operations. Enlisting in U.S. Navy in 1958, Marcinko worked his way up to the rank of commander. While serving two 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. His SEAL platoon became such an enemy killing force, that the Viet Cong posted a reward for his death. He is also the author of five bestselling novels and an autobiography, a critically acclaimed book on management and leadership techniques, and he gives professional lectures to law enforcement and business executives, and dynamic hands-on training to U.S. and foreign hostage rescue teams. He also acts as a corporate adviser to multi-national businesses including AT&T, Motorola and General Motors on such issues as corporate security, team-building, operational management and strategic planning.