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Scheduled guest is US Navy SEAL veteran and author Dick Couch. His most recent book is Sua Sponte: The Forging of a Modern American Ranger.
A 1967 graduate of the US Naval Academy, Dick served with the Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams. He led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War, while a platoon leader with SEAL Team One in 1970.
On release from active duty in 1972, he joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he served as a Maritime Operations Officer through 1976. Dick retired from the Naval Reserve in 1997 with the rank of captain and has served as an advisor on military and tactical ethics to the Commander, US Special Operations Command. He began writing in 1990 and has published six novels and seven nonfiction works.
For his 15th major release, Sua Sponte he was embedded with the 75th Ranger Regiment. He also co-authored novelization of the film Act of Valor, achieving a ranking on the New York Times best sellers list.