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By: Richard Marcinko, John Weisman, Jim DeFelice

About The Rogue Warrior Series:

Have you ever read an autobiography about a war hero? If you haven’t, then you haven’t experience the feeling that comes with knowing that you are reading the words of someone who truly knows what it was like to go to hell and back, who has been through the ringer but has brought themselves back to the real world…someone who has, ultimately, fought for your freedom.

“The Rogue Warrior” is actually the main character in an autobiography written by Richard Marcinko in 1997, which was later followed by subsequent Rogue Warrior novels that were fictional.

The second Rogue Warrior novel, though it is the first fictional installment, is titled Red Cell and delves into the idea of Marcinko making a shocking discovery in North Korea and Japan, a transfer of nuclear materials. Even this novel, however, holds some kind of logical connection within Marcinko’s military career and the events that he experienced while in the field.

A large amount of the Rogue Warrior’s second novel is about Red Cell, a program that was meant to capture nuclear devices from United States Navy facilities. This program, causing much controversy when it came to the making of the books, was mythical; never proven to exist by the American government.

Marcinko had the urge the share what he had learned through the battlefield with the people around him; to give them a chance to understand the strategy, the thought, and the skill that went into the life that he lived. Because he felt so strongly about this, he began the first Rogue Warrior book.

In an interview for Sonshi, Marcinko explains that, like all athletes, some are more natural than others. Generally speaking, this is because they spend more time and energy training. These individuals are known as “sled dogs” because they are constants in a world that is far from unchanging. He also adds that, at SIX, combat experience, union trade skills, and foreign language skills were necessary, as well as dedication and loyalty.

Apparently, Marcinko proved the viability of plans to penetrate and attack submarines, destroy submarines by using them as “dirty bombs”, and capturing launch codes for nuclear weapons aboard submarines.

Basically, it was a bad day for submarines.

Marcinko used the Rogue Warrior novels to tell his story after he retired from the Navy on February 1, 1989 with thirty years, three months, and seventeen days of service. His novel has kept him going as an inspiration for teenagers and adults everywhere who want to know more about what goes on in the life of a military worker, namely because of his extra work in inspirational speech-writing.

Who is Richard Marcinko?

Richard Marcinko was born on November 21, 1940. He is extremely active in every field he can involve himself in, dabbling into writing, radio hosting, motivational speaking, and working as a military consultant. Marcinko is also a family man, and has a number of children to whom he passes on his knowledge of military and combat.

Marcinko explains that, once he committed, he had to get to know the hidden consequences and was ready to accept them, or else deal with them by having an organized plan of attack. He asks his children what they want to be, and he tells them to be the best that they can be at whatever they choose.

Richard Marcinko attended the Admiral Farragut Academy in New Jersey, later enlisting in the navy in 1958 as a radioman. It wasn’t until later that he was asked to become an officer. In fact, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University as well as a Master of Arts degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. Even before Marcinko was a radio talk-show host, he had a plan to work with the arts, and pursued that plan throughout his schooling. In fact, had he not been enlisted as an officer, Marcinko may never have realized that there was another area for him to take a leadership position in.

Marcinko was formerly the first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six, as well as Red Cell. He later retired from the United States Navy with five awards and a Silver Star.

Marcinko served in the Vietnam War. He led in assault on llo llo Island, assisting in the defeat of a significant amount of Viet Cong. Afterward, Marcinko was awarded four Bronze stars, as well as his Silver Star.

It was after he arrived home and was imprisoned for 21 months and fined $10,000 for defrauding the government over the price of hand grenades that Marcinko began his autobiography, Rogue Warrior. The novel did so well that he and ghostwriter, John Weisman, later created several fictional sequels, helping share Marcinko’s advice about war, life, and combat.

Marcinko says that economic wars and actual combative wars actually have a lot of similarities between them. He explains that those fighting have to be aggressive, skilled, familiar with their enemies, and aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. Both skills, he explains, are necessary, even if one might be more natural than the other.

What’s next for “The Rogue Warrior”?

Because Marcinko is so involved in the government and does everything he can do to keep his hands moving and keep the work flowing, it is to be expected that he will further his projects and find a way to make an even larger imprint on the United States.

Marcinko explains the there will be more Rogue Warrior books to look forward to, as well as a movie on the original autobiography. There was also a CD-ROM came in 2004 and some collector figurines, both of which are no longer being distributed.

Aside from the book series itself, however, the real “Rogue Warrior” has made it clear about what he plans to do next. He wants to work on insurance coverage for Terrorist acts along with Vulnerability Assessments that may be able to assist in the mitigation process. He would also like to work on Homeland Security and his radio talk show, “America on Watch”.

Marcinko also adds that he will follow all of that up with the adaptation of technology to all of the projects that he can find the time for.

Marcinko admits that the rules of war are all the same, including the complicated topics of victory and success. In one setting, it could mean life or death…but in the other, it could simply mean success or failure. He says that there is very little room for any kind of settlement of gray.

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