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Trump tweeted a video that appears to reveal the identities and location of a Navy SEAL team in Iraq

Current and former intelligence officials said the identities of special operations troops are typically kept secret.
A Navy SEAL stalks a target during a training exercise.

Here’s how to tell the US military’s most elite special operators apart

The US military's special operators, such as Delta Force and the Navy SEALs, are the most elite in the world — and perhaps the most secretive.
Former Navy SEAL commander Leif Babin led "American Sniper" Chris Kyle.

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can’t be a great leader without knowing when to be a follower

Former SEAL commander Leif Babin said a mission he led with "American Sniper" Chris Kyle illustrates how leaders must also know when to be followers.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are former Navy SEAL commanders and the cofounders of Echelon Front.

Former Navy SEAL commanders who have worked with more than 400 businesses teach leaders to be aggressive — but not in the way most people think

The former SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin say their lesson on being "Default: Aggressive" is important but often misunderstood. They explain why it does not equate to being reckless.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin started the leadership consulting firm Echelon Front in 2010, after serving as Navy SEALs.

Former Navy SEAL commanders say the ‘4 laws of combat’ are easily adapted to the business world

Former SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explain that the leadership techniques they learned from their time in the military can be easily adapted to the office.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are former Navy SEAL commanders and the cofounders of Echelon Front.

Former Navy SEAL commanders who have worked with more than 400 businesses explain how to decide whether to mentor someone — or fire them

Former SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin were responsible for the lives of their teammates, and so that required both a personal connection to each member, but placing the team's needs above all else. This also applies to business, they said.
Former Navy SEAL Task Unit Bruiser commander Jocko Willink and Charlie Platoon leader Leif Babin.

Former Navy SEAL commanders say pop culture has led to a common misconception about good military leadership

Former SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin said they're working to dispel the myth that strong leadership involves barking orders and micromanaging, which is suggested by many representations of the military in popular culture.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are former Navy SEAL commanders and the cofounders of Echelon Front.

Former Navy SEAL commanders say new leaders always make the same 2 mistakes

Former SEAL commanders Jocko Willink and Leif Babin said that in their work with hundreds of businesses and individuals, they've found new leaders are constantly making excuses for not seeking help.
Former Navy SEAL commander Leif Babin cofounded Echelon Front in 2010.

A dangerous mistake made by a former Navy SEAL commander in an early mission taught him a lesson about planning he never forgot

Former Navy SEAL Leif Babin said that there's a right and wrong way to plan, and that over-planning once put him in a dangerous situation. He explained the more productive alternative.

‘Surf passage’ is one of the most iconic and formidable parts of Navy SEAL training — here’s what it looks like

It's not uncommon to witness a "yard sale" in which SEAL and SWCC trainees' boats flip, and bodies, oars and helmets go everywhere. Sometimes boats even crash into each other.