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No elite military commando unit since the darkest days of Korea and Vietnam has a more storied history than the U.S. Navy SEALs, a stealth fighting force legendary for its abilities to wage covert war on sea, air, and land. Now former SEAL Command Master Chief Dennis "Snake" Chalker takes us deep inside the celebrated SEAL Team Six for an astonishing, firsthand look at the formation, preparation, and deployment of a crack detachment meticulously trained for an ongoing mission that has become essential to the ...

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Overview

No elite military commando unit since the darkest days of Korea and Vietnam has a more storied history than the U.S. Navy SEALs, a stealth fighting force legendary for its abilities to wage covert war on sea, air, and land. Now former SEAL Command Master Chief Dennis "Snake" Chalker takes us deep inside the celebrated SEAL Team Six for an astonishing, firsthand look at the formation, preparation, and deployment of a crack detachment meticulously trained for an ongoing mission that has become essential to the survival of our nation: counterterrorism.

When Dennis Chalker joined Army Airborne in the early 1970s he was, by his own admission, a fairly typical young man from the Midwest. After his initial tour of duty—and a brief, unsatisfactory stint as a civilian—he volunteered to be a candidate for "the Teams," elite Naval Special Forces units known for their "outside the envelope" approach to warfare and their ability to strike any target, no matter how heavily guarded or impossible to reach.

After enduring BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training—the most rigorous selection process ever devised—Chalker rose rapidly through the ranks and was personally chosen by "Rogue Warrior" Richard Marcinko for a leadership role in Red Cell. Together they would push special operations warfare to a level it had never achieved before.

From the Granada action to electrifying events in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Chalker now describes in stunning detail previously classified operations in the war against global terrorism. And at the center of his riveting, compelling, and astonishingly honest account is one remarkable covert mission in which daring, timing, skill, and cunning worked in concert to accomplish what in SEALs parlance is known as a "perfect op": one in which enemy territory is successfully penetrated and the objective achieved without any evidence left behind to indicate that the SEALs were even there.

Never before has a book given readers as spellbinding a look at the detailed inner workings of the U.S. Navy SEALs—from a mission's planning and preparation to its successful completion. And never has there been a truer, more intimate portrait of the extraordinary brotherhood of warriors who today are on the front lines of the most devastating conflict of our age, the war that America must win.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061751295
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 271,750
  • File size: 789 KB

Meet the Author

Dennis Chalker enlisted in the Army before joining the Navy and served as a “plankowner”, or founding member, of SEAL Team Six and “Red Cell”, and as a Command Master Chief for Navy BUD/S training. He lives in southern California.


Kevin Dockery is the military historian and field curator for the UDT/SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. He lives in Michigan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2003

    A real glimpse of SEAL Team life

    In 'One Perfect Op' Chalker does an awesome job detailing what it is like to be a Navy SEAL. In this autobiographical account of his experiences as a SEAL, the reader really has the opportunity to better understand what it takes to make it through BUD/S and to be a member of a Team. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the details of his life as a SEAL- especially as he shared his experiences as a plankowner of Team 6 and as he detailed the missions and objectives of Red Cell. Someone close to me is a member of the SEAL community, so I very much appreciate the knowledge and understanding about the SEALS that I was able to obtain through this book. Chalker's writing style makes 'One Perfect Op' a fun and exciting read for just about anyone. If you're not a big fan of the SEALs already, it is likely that you will be after reading this book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Great book!

    A "must read" for current events fans, as it helps to place recent events in context!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Okay

    more like a diary, yet has interesting information in portions of the writing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2003

    A educational-action packed thriller.

    This book is about Commander Master Chief Dennis Chalker and how he got up in ranks to be a navy seal. This book decribes where he went to be trained, from the Army to the Navy special traning facilities. You follow along what he did and where he went to be trained. You follow him through dangerous missions he was in. If you like action and you like adventure this book is for you. I liked this book because it describes alot about what he does and what he has to do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Liked it.

    You can really tell he's holding back in the story telling. That has to suck, you have all these awesome things that people want to read about but for obvious reasons you can only flirt with the details the reader craves. Still a good book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Great read

    I enjoyed thoorouhly

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