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First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL by Brian Iron Ed Hiner

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CHAPTER 7

Look, Listen, and Feel: Communication and Charisma Fight Side by Side

I was designated the reconnaissance team leader in one platoon. Reconnaissance work is done in small teams and often in highly hostile enemy environments and long distances from friendly force, as we saw in the film Lone Survivor.

Most of the time, reconnaissance missions involve snipers who have had rigorous training and have mastered what we call “field craft.” Field craft is the operator’s ability to effectively live in the field undetected for long periods of time. For the most part, such missions are tedious and take great concentration and discipline. They are ...

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