Richard Marcinko

Navy SEAL, Author

Richard Marcinko (November 21, 1940 – December 25, 2021) was a U.S. Navy SEAL commander and Vietnam War veteran. He was the first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six. He was also an author, radio talk show host, military consultant, and motivational speaker.

Richard Marcinko
Nickname"Dick", "Rogue Warrior", "Rick", "The Geek", "Demo Dick"
Born(1940-11-21)November 21, 1940
Lansford, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedDecember 25, 2021(2021-12-25) (aged 81)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1958–1989
RankUS Navy O5 infobox.svg Commander
Commands heldSEAL Team 2
SEAL Team 6
Red Cell
AwardsSilver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (4)
Navy Commendation Medal (2)
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Other workCEO of SOS Temps, Inc. and Red Cell International

Marcinko died on December 25, 2021, at the age of 81.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Edwards, Jessica (December 26, 2021). "Richard Marcinko, first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six, dies". navytimes.com. Retrieved December 26, 2021.