After finishing this memoir/biography in record time for me I knew this was a definite novel to put on my list to gift to my many military friends, both active duty and retired. The points made and the examples are so very well drwan out that it feels like you are there with him. Written wth what only a person who has experienced these things first hand could accuratley describe it is destined to become a true favorite of those who enjoy and look for new books in this genre. The very title of Navy Seal brings to mind for most people the brave and daring things and missions they must accomplish. Mike Hayes brings the truth to what it truly means, not as a profession but as a life committment in both actions and honor. He stresses repeatedly the importance of leadership and how it plays such an intricate role in not only his life but those with whom he worked and served with side by side.