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

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CHAPTER 10

Powering Teams Forward with TRUST

Spring 2004. It was pitch dark at 0159. I was working with the British Special Forces at the time, and the unit I was with in downtown Baghdad was set to assault a known high value target (HVT) compound just on the perimeter of Sadr City. A district of Baghdad, the Shiites named it after the deceased cleric Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Sadr City was an exceptionally dangerous world of its own; moving through it, you knew the chances of contact with the enemy were extremely high.

On this particular night, the assault involved helicopters from a classified ...

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