Dick Couch is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served with the Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams in Vietnam. He is the author of twelve other books, including The Warrior Elite, Chosen Soldier and SEAL Team One. A resident of Ketchum, ID he is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. He has lectured the Air Force Academy, the Naval Special Warfare Center, the JFK Special Forces Center and School, the FBI Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, The Joint Special Operations University and The Academy Leadership Forum. Recently he served as adjunct professor of Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Articles by Dick Couch

U.S. Navy (Blake Midnight)

SEALs: 50 Years and Counting

By Dick Couch
January 2012
Heirs to the underwater demolition team legacy, forged in the fires of Vietnam, the sea-air-land men became one of the world’s most elite forces.
Courtesy of Mike Bajema

The Lessons of Ramadi

By Dick Couch
October 2008
The author of the new Naval Institute Press book, The Sheriff of Ramadi, recounts his thoughts as he wrote it.

Shore Up SOF

By Captain Dick Couch, USNR (Ret.)
January 2005
A retired SEAL proposes measures to support and expand special operations forces.

Book Reviews

Dick Couch
December 1998
Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy Seal Robert A. Gormly. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1998. 272 pp. Index. $23.95 ($21.55). Reviewed by Captain Dick Couch, USNR (Retired) Perhaps the last ...

Books by Dick Couch