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Admiral William McRaven, then head of SOCOM, in Afghanistan in 2013. The former Navy SEAL stepped down from his role on a defense advisory board days after issuing a harsh rebuke against President Trump

11 inspiring quotes by Bill McRaven, the Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw the bin Laden raid

Adm. Bill McRaven served for over 37 years, overseeing the capture of Saddam Hussein and the bin Laden raid. Here are 11 of his most inspiring quotes.

Transgender Navy SEAL calls ‘bulls—‘ on Trump admin saying transgender troops aren’t as lethal or effective

"Let's meet face-to-face and you tell me I'm not worthy," Kristin Beck, a transgender former US Navy SEAL, previously told Business Insider.
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) arrives for his arraignment at federal court in San Diego, California, U.S. August 23, 2018.

Indicted congressman asks Trump to review shocking war crimes case, saying the accused Navy SEAL ‘deserves better’

Rep. Hunter sent a letter to Trump after visiting Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher in the brig, where he awaits court-martial in confinement.
The US military's elite special operations forces are under renewed scrutiny after a number of shocking cases that have made national news.

Navy SEAL accused of a brutal killing allegedly threatened to blackmail his teammates: ‘I have s— on all of you’

The secrecy surrounding the US's elite forces is essential, but may be contributing to a dangerous sense of lawlessness among some special operators.
US Army Special Forces soldier jumps off the ramp of CH-47 Chinook helicopter with his military working dog during training in 2011.

The soldier’s best friend: 9 ways that militaries use dogs for missions

The Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden brought along a Belgian Malinois named Cairo. Here's a look at the ways dogs have served alongside troops.
Shifting from the military to a civilian career comes with its own set of challenges.

10 former Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and other veterans share their best advice for leaving the military and transitioning to civilian work

Veterans from different branches of the US military share their best advice for leaving the military and establishing a career in the civilian world.

11 words you probably didn’t know were acronyms

We use acronyms all the time, and in some cases, we don't even realize we're using them. You may not know, for example, that Taser stands for "Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle." Other examples include "radar" and "snafu."
US Navy SEALs in action.

California man pleads guilty to shooting at US Navy SEALs in training with a BB gun

A California man was arrested for shooting US Navy SEAL trainees with his BB gun while they were on a night-time exercise, and pleaded guilty to the crime on Wednesday. The Navy called police on Scott Weaver when he shot at them on July 23 from a bridge in Liberty Station, San Diego.
Admiral William McRaven, then head of SOCOM, in Afghanistan in 2013. The former Navy SEAL stepped down from his role on a defense advisory board days after issuing a harsh rebuke against President Trump

Legendary Navy SEAL Bill McRaven followed his viral Trump rebuke by resigning from a top Pentagon panel

Admiral William McRaven stepped down from the Defense Innovation Board on the heels of his controversial op-ed that rebuked Trump and challenged the president to revoke his high-level security clearance.
US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear, the mission against Osama bin Laden commanded by Admiral McRaven, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011.

After his op-ed slamming Trump, the Navy SEAL who oversaw the Bin Laden raid is being eyed as a political contender for 2020

‘The man who got bin Laden’ just got a call from Joe Biden, triggering speculation about him joining a presidential campaign in 2020. The call came after retired Adm. William McRaven penned a scathing op-ed, calling Trump an "embarrassment" and challenging the president's leadership.