Subscriber Account active since. McRaven, the commander of the U. Special Operations Command who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, stressed the importance of making your bed every morning, taking on obstacles headfirst, and realizing that it's OK to be a "sugar cookie. We first saw this speech at the Military Times.
Navy SEAL's advice to grads: Make your bed every morning
Read Retired Navy SEAL William McRaven's Speech to MIT's Class of
Subscriber Account active since. McRaven returned to his alma mater to give seniors 10 lessons from basic SEAL training when he spoke at the school's commencement. It was widely considered to be the best graduation speech of the year. McRaven — a former commander of the US Special Operations Command, who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — stressed the importance of making your bed every morning, taking on obstacles headfirst, and realizing that it's OK to be a "sugar cookie.
William H. McRaven
What bin Laden allowed me to do was to get an invitation from the president of the University of Texas at Austin to be the commencement speaker in In that speech, he recounted to graduates the ten lessons he'd learned from basic SEAL training, "that hopefully will be of value to you as you move forward in life. McRaven made it through the notoriously brutal training, which had an 80 percent dropout rate.
From to , he was the chancellor of The University of Texas System. McRaven retired from the U. Navy on August 28, , after more than 37 years of service.