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Jocko Willink

Former Navy SEAL; co-author of #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink is co-author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and author of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. He is also the author of the children’s series Way of the Warrior Kid. He is also the co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach.


A decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams and served as commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi in 2006. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, where he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders. During his career, Jocko was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards.


During his career, Jocko Willink was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. In 2010, Jocko retired from the Navy and launched Echelon Front with Leif Babin where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Clients include individuals, teams, companies, and organizations across a wide-range of industries and fields.


Jocko Willink is also the co-creator and co-host of his own podcast, “The Jocko Podcast.” You can follow Jocko on Facebook and Twitter.

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St. Martin's Press

A powerful novel of brotherhood and the search for happiness from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jocko Willink.

St. Martin’s Press

Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need—not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

The Dichotomy for FreedomBalancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
St. Martin’s Press

With examples from the authors’ combat and training experiences in the SEAL teams, and then a demonstration of how each lesson applies to the business world, Willink and Babin clearly explain The Dichotomy of Leadership—skills that are mission-critical for any leader and any team to achieve their ultimate goal: VICTORY.

St. Martin’s Press

Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In Discipline Equals Freedom, Willink describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of life.

Extreme OwnershipHow U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
St. Martin’s Press

In Extreme Ownership , Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. With riveting first-hand accounts of making high-pressure decisions as Navy SEAL battlefield leaders, this book is equally gripping for leaders who seek to dominate other arenas.

Way of the Warrior KidFrom Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel
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Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc’s life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn’t swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the "King of the Jungle." When Marc's mother tells him that his Uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for real, super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan. He's going to turn Marc into a warrior. Becoming a warrior isn’t easy. It means a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, pushups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall – and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself?

Way of the Warrior Kid: Marc's MissionWay of the Warrior Kid (Volume 2)
Feiwel & Friends

New York Times-bestselling author Jocko Willink delivers a second powerful and empowering Way of the Warrior Kid book about finding your inner strength and being the best you can be, even in the face of adversity in Marc's Mission.

Winning the War Within From recognizing the difference between good and bad leadership to learning how to keep your ego in check, Jocko explains how good management helps breed success in the workplace.

Laws of Combat In this speech, Jocko explores what makes a good team and reveal methods for building stronger relationships with your colleagues.

Sustaining Victory How do you maintain success in the office? Plan ahead, be decisive, and employ discipline—Jocko shows us how to anticipate and address any challenges a team might face.

Watch Jocko Willink’s interview with FOX News Y Combinator interviews Jocko alongside Mike Sarraille about their veteran-focused talent acquisition firm Extreme Ownership is highlighted on a list of what Wall Streeters are reading this summer in Business Insider Listen to Jocko’s interview on the 1A podcast

Hear from Jocko and listen to episodes of his motivating podcast

Leif Babin and Jocko Willink discuss what leaders can learn from Navy SEALs on “Mornings with Maria.”

Hear from Leif and Jocko in their engaging interviews from “Hannity,” FOX News , Forbes , and “Imus in the Morning.” Learn more about Echelon Front, Jocko Willink’s leadership and management consulting company. Follow Jocko Willink on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Listen to Jocko Willink implement discipline and take over the Tim Ferriss Show and EntreLeadership’s Podcast Proud Money gives Discipline Equals Freedom: A Field Manual a stellar book review. Read an excerpt of Discipline Equals Freedom: A Field Manual on

"Jocko blends battle tested leadership insights with a fine tuned message of personal accountability. A fast passed motivating presentation that makes the audience do a personal "retrospective". A true American Hero."
- Richard Healey, Mutual of Omaha

“Leif and Jocko are the real deal. I’m honored to have served with them. They led SEALs in the fight through the hell that was the Battle of Ramadi. This book shows how they did it.”
— Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 national bestselling author of Lone Survivor

“The smartest, most revolutionary management approach since Jack Welch's Six Sigma.”
— Don Imus, radio host of Imus in the Morning

“Finally, a leadership book that actually demonstrates how to truly lead. Riveting, engaging, and free from the usual cliché platitudes, this book is strikingly impactful and will dramatically improve leaders of all types.”
— Amy Brandt Schumacher, entrepreneur, executive, and philanthropist

Extreme Ownership provides huge value for leaders at all levels. An inspiring and page-turning read, the leadership lessons are easy to digest and implement. It provides a powerful SEAL framework for action to lead teams in high-stakes environments. This book made me a better leader and enabled my entire team step up our game!”
— Jared Hamilton, founder and CEO, DrivingSales