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Dick Couch

Dick Couch is the author of The Warrior Elite: The Forging of SEAL Class 228 and six novels. He commanded a SEAL platoon in Vietnam that conducted one of the few successful POW rescue operations of the war and served in the CIA. Dick and his wife, Julia, live in central Idaho.

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Always Faithful, Always Forward
Written by Dick Couch
Dutton Caliber | Trade Paperback | June 2015
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-425-26860-5 (0-425-26860-8)

Established in 1986, the U.S. Special Operations Command was set up to bring the special operational disciplines of all branches of the military under a single, unified command to act on missions involving unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, and direct action... The Marine Special Operations Command ("MARSOC") is the... Read more

Chosen Soldier
Written by Dick Couch
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | March 2008
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-33939-3 (0-307-33939-4)

An unprecedented view of Green Beret training, drawn from the year Dick Couch spent at Special Forces training facilities with the Army’s most elite soldiers.

In combating terror, America can no longer depend on its conventional military superiority and the use of sophisticated technology. More than ever, we need men like those of the... Read more

Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor
Written by Dick Couch and George Galdorisi
Berkley | Paperback | January 2012
$9.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-425-25935-1 (0-425-25935-8)

The Navy SEALs have been fighting terrorists around the world for over a decade. And for all that time, the Bandito Platoon SEALS from SEAL Team Seven have been on continuous combat rotation. Now they have drawn a shipboard assignment off Central America—an easy day.
But for a Navy... Read more

Down Range
Written by Dick Couch
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | May 2006
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-8101-1 (1-4000-8101-7)

In America’s battle against al-Qaeda and their allies, the goal of the Navy SEALs is to be the best guns in the fight—stealthy, effective, professional, and lethal. Here for the first time is a SEAL insider’s battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism.

“Down range” is... Read more

The Finishing School
Written by Dick Couch
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-609-81046-0 (0-609-81046-4)

In The Finishing School, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch, author of the acclaimed Warrior Elite, follows SEALs on the ground and in the water as they undergo SEAL Tactical Training.

In America’s new war, the first guns in the fight are special operations forces, including the Navy SEALs, specially trained warriors who... Read more

Sua Sponte
Written by Dick Couch
Dutton Caliber | Trade Paperback | July 2013
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-425-25360-1 (0-425-25360-0)

Sua Sponte
Latin for “Of Their Own Accord”
The 75th Ranger Regiment’s Motto
Army Rangers are not born. They are made. The modern 75th Ranger Regiment represents the culmination of 250 years of American soldiering. As a fighting force with our nation’s oldest and deepest tradition, the Regiment traces its origins to Richard Rogers’s Rangers during... Read more

The Warrior Elite
Written by Dick Couch
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | January 2003
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4695-9 (1-4000-4695-5)

With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military
training in the world.

What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The... Read more