Q&A with Dick Couch

Former Navy SEAL Dick Couch became a member of the Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams following his 1967 graduation from the U.S. Naval… read more

Former Navy SEAL Dick Couch became a member of the Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams following his 1967 graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. As a platoon leader in SEAL Team One in 1970, he led a POW rescue operation in Vietnam. His active duty in the military ended in 1972. He then joined the CIA as a Maritime Operations Officer. 

Since his retirement, Mr. Couch has lectured widely, including as adjunct professor of ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. He also acts as an advisor to the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He is author of 14 books, including six novels. His latest is The Sheriff of Ramadi, a nonfiction book about the role of the Navy SEALs in the al-Anbar province from 2005 to 2007. His next book, to be released in 2012, is called Sua Sponte: The Making of a Modern American Ranger. The term “Sua Sponte” is Latin for “of their own accord.” It is also the motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment of the U.S. Rangers, with which Mr. Couch was embedded in researching the book. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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May 8, 2011
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  • May 08, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 08, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 09, 2011 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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