The Mission, The Men, And Me: Lessons From A Former Delta Force Commander
  • The Mission, The Men, And Me: Lessons From A Former Delta Force Commander
  • The Mission, The Men, And Me: Lessons From A Former Delta Force Commander
  • The Mission, The Men, And Me: Lessons From A Former Delta Force Commander
ISBN: 0425236579
EAN13: 9780425236574
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 7, 2010
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 8.9" L x 5.91" W
Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A book about the complexities of combat that's just as applicable for dealing with the complexities of business and our personal lives.--Kevin Sharer, chairman and CEO, Amgen

As a commander of Delta Force-the most elite counter--terrorist organization in the world--Pete Blaber took part in some of the most dangerous, controversial, and significant military and political events of our time. Now he takes his intimate knowledge of warfare--and the heart, mind, and spirit it takes to win--and moves his focus from the combat zone to civilian life.

In this book, you will learn the same lessons he learned, while experiencing what the life of a Delta Force Operator is like--from the extreme physical and psychological training to the darkest of shadow ops all around the world. From each mission, Pete Blaber has taken a life lesson back with him. You will learn these enlightening lessons as you gain insights into never-before-revealed missions executed around the globe. And when the smoke clears, you will emerge wiser, more capable, and better prepared to succeed in life than you ever thought possible.

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5
   Freedom from the Mountains of Afghanistan
Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Tom Clancy, Alex Berenson, Rob Sinclair, Lee Child and now Pete Blaber, a real life special os machine that tells a compelling story of his real life adventures from childhood in Illinois to the battlefield of Afghanistan. I fluffed through this book, I couldn t put it down and I'm sad that I'm reading it, as I'm sure there is so much more Pete can write about his adventures in the mountains of Afghanistan, fighting for our freedom from the terrorists hell bent on inflicting pain on the Western World. We need more people like Pete not only to fight, but also to tell a story for our kids and their kids to know what we have fought for.
 
5
   Read this book, your troops will thank you.
As an army officer, I feel that every leader should read this book. It is informative, it is entertaining and it will make you do an honest self-assessment. I don 't want to give it away, but he shows you how to ask yourself what is best for the mission, what is best for the men and what I have read. I had my platoon commander and all my squad leaders thanked me after and I saw a noticeable improvement in their leadership. The things LTC Blaber did were amazing. My senior physician was a rakasaan in the Chot Valley and thanks to the LTC blaber he is still saving lives today. This book must be read or you 'll bring down your troops.
 
4
   This is a fun and good read
This is a good and fun read. Pete Blaber does a great job, relating history to key takeaways that all leaders should adopt and share with subordinates if they are not already doing it. For any leadership - reading list it is great.
 
5
   Entertaining and above all educational.
The man is really Pete! What surprised me the most was the humble tone of the book in general, and how it became obvious that there were lessons here that can be applied to many areas and topics that one may encounter.
 
5
   Great lessons for any leader!
My daughter and my son both read this book, but did not like it as teenagers. My daughter enjoyed the book in her twenties and read it for the second time really well. She said that the book is more enjoyable when you have life experiences to which you can relate the stories. She and I plan to do the Bob at some point in the near future.
 
2
   No thanks.
This guy is extremely proud of himself. The book had some interesting parts, but was hard to read because the author continually inserts his Machismo into his writing. This book completely reminds me of a huge upper body guy at the gym with an ultra macho body that you can tell never spends any time on the cardio or legs. And he walks all the time saying dude '' not a fan of this book.
 
3
   It was ok
For those in leadership positions, particularly combat positions, valuable lessons are taught. Interesting story about Operation Anaconda provides some insight on the ground.
 
1
   Bought it, read it, didn't care for it.
The author found the author to be arrogant and sanctimonious. I wonder how the US military has been able to function without him after his retirement.
 
5
   Excellent Read
Book is very good. I just want to know if the park ranger called your teammate ever? AND I don 't want to hear OPSEC or I can neither confirm nor deny...
 
4
   Inside view of Delta
Very interesting and insightful view of the early stages of the Afghanistan war, as experienced by a Delta Force commander. Presented really the chaos of battle and how bad decisions can be made easily by those not on the ground, which can lead to the death of those actually fighting. The main topic is that decision makers must be in constant communication with the Re-Elements and must have the ability to change plans as the situation develops. In practice, battle plans that are inflexible tend to fail, so that the communications and chain of command must be well established and able to react decisively to the continually changing situation.
 
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