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RED CELL Security Training 3
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Dick Marcinko Rogue Warrior Tribute
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Richard Marcinko "Rogue Warrior"
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The Rogue Warriors Strategy for Success by Richard Marcinko
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Luke Bryan- Dirt Road Diary (Cover) by Richard Marcinko
Luke Bryan- Dirt Road Diary (Cover) by Richard Marcinko
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Chris Young- I Can Take It From There (Cover) by Richard Marcinko
Chris Young- I Can Take It From There (Cover) by Richard Marcinko
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Luke Bryan- Crash My Party (Cover) by Richard Marcinko
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Richard Marcinko
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Marcinko as a lieutenant commander, during his tenure as commanding officer of SEAL Team 2.
Nickname(s) "Dick", "Rogue Warrior", "Rick", "The Geek"
Born (1940-11-21) November 21, 1940 (age 73)
Lansford, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1958–1989
Rank Commander
Commands held Seal Team 2
Seal Team 6
Red Cell
Awards Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (4)
Navy Commendation Medal (2)
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Other work CEO of SOS Temps, Inc. and Red Cell International

Richard "Dick" Marcinko (born November 21, 1940) is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL commander and Vietnam War veteran. He was the first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six and Red Cell. After retiring from the United States Navy, he became an author, radio talk show host, military consultant, and motivational speaker.

Early life and education[edit]

Marcinko was born in Lansford, Pennsylvania and is of Slovak descent. At a young age, his family moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. After attending Admiral Farragut Academy in Toms River, New Jersey, Marcinko enlisted in the United States Navy in 1958 as a radioman. Later commissioned as an officer, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Auburn University and a Master of Arts degree in political science from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Career[edit]

Vietnam War[edit]

On May 18, 1967, Marcinko led his men in an assault on Ilo Ilo Hon (Ilo Ilo Island), where they killed a large number of Viet Cong and destroyed six of their sampans. This action would be called “the most successful SEAL operation in the Mekong Delta” by the U.S. Navy. For leading it, Marcinko was awarded the first of his four Bronze Stars, as well as a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star.[1]

Marcinko returned to Vietnam with SEAL Team 2 after a few months stateside as Officer-in-Charge of Eighth Platoon. During the Tet Offensive, Marcinko ordered his platoon to assist U.S. Army Special Forces at Châu Đốc.[2] What began as an urban street battle turned into a rescue mission of American nurses and a schoolteacher trapped in the city's church and hospital.[3]

After completing his second tour in Vietnam and a two-year stateside staff assignment, Marcinko was promoted to lieutenant commander and assigned as the Naval Attache to Cambodia in 1973. After serving in Cambodia for 18 months, Marcinko returned stateside and assumed command of SEAL Team Two.[4]

SEAL Team Six[edit]

During the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, Marcinko was one of two Navy representatives for a Joint Chiefs of Staff task force known as the TAT (Terrorist Action Team). The purpose of the TAT was to develop a plan to free the American hostages held in Iran which culminated in Operation Eagle Claw. In the wake of the debacle, the Navy saw the need for a full-time dedicated counter-terrorist team and tasked Marcinko with its design and development.

Marcinko was the first commanding officer of this new unit. At the time, the Navy had only two SEAL teams. Marcinko purportedly named the unit SEAL Team Six in order to confuse other nations, specifically the Soviet Union, into believing that the United States had three other SEAL teams that they were unaware of. He personally selected the unit's members from across the U.S. Navy's special operations community, including a special counter-terrorist tactics section of SEAL Team Two, codenamed MOB-6. SEAL Team Six would be the Navy's premier counter-terrorist unit, like its Army counterpart Delta Force.[2][5] While typically a two-year command in the Navy at the time, Marcinko commanded SEAL Team Six for three years, from August 1980 to July 1983.[6]

Red Cell[edit]

After relinquishing command of SEAL Team SIX, Marcinko was tasked by Vice Admiral James "Ace" Lyons, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, with the design of a unit to test the Navy's vulnerability to terrorism. This unit was the Naval Security Coordination Team OP-06D, unofficially named Red Cell.[6] In 1984, Marcinko hand-picked twelve men from SEAL Team Six and one from Marine Force Recon.

This team tested the security of naval bases, nuclear submarines, ships, civilian airports, and an American embassy. Under Marcinko's leadership, the team was able to infiltrate seemingly impenetrable, highly secured bases, nuclear submarines, ships, and other purported "secure areas" such as Air Force One, and disappear without incident. These demonstrations showed that a vulnerable military resulted from the replacement of Marine and Naval Military Police by contracted private security agencies often staffed by retired military personnel.

Marcinko has claimed, among other things, that Red Cell successfully captured nuclear devices from United States Navy facilities, and proved the viability of plans to:

  • penetrate and attack nuclear-powered submarines
  • destroy subs by using them as dirty bombs
  • capture launch codes for nuclear weapons aboard the subs by using mild torture techniques on personnel in charge of launch codes.

Former members of Red Cell, notably Steve Hartmann and Dennis Chalker, maintain that these exercises were a cover to move SPECWAR operators around the world for covert missions against real-world terrorists.[7]

Commander Marcinko retired from the Navy on February 1, 1989 with thirty years, three months and 17 days of enlisted and commissioned active duty service.

Personal life[edit]

Imprisonment[edit]

On March 9, 1990, Marcinko was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and fined $10,000 under charges of defrauding the government over the price of contractor acquisitions for hand grenades.[8] Marcinko maintains that he was the subject of a witch-hunt for his work with Red Cell and that the fraud committed revealed the weaknesses of military security. Marcinko detailed his arrest and confinement in the last chapters of his autobiography.[2]

Civilian life[edit]

Marcinko has since published a VHS and DVD movie account of his "Red Cell" operations.[9]

His experiences led him to write his autobiography, The New York Times best-selling Rogue Warrior, and subsequent fictional sequels, most of which are co-written with ghostwriter John Weisman.[2] With Weisman he co-authored a three book series on leadership, management and team-building for business executives.[10][11]

He is currently CEO of Red Cell International and formerly of SOS Temps, Inc., a private security consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He had a politically conservative talk radio show America on Watch with Dick Marcinko which was broadcast live. He is a spokesman for the Zodiac boat company's Zodiac Maritime Training Academy, and served as a consultant on FOX's television series 24. He briefly collaborated with Strider Knives on a series of knife designs referred to as the "RW" signifying "Rogue Warrior" from 2008 to 2010.[12]

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Marcinko's ribbon bar
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Bibliography[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • Ethics in the war against terrorism for World Defense Review, July 15, 2005

Filmography[edit]

Advisory[edit]

Participatory[edit]

Video game[edit]

Marcinko has partnered with Bethesda Softworks to publish Rogue Warrior for video game consoles and PC. Marcinko himself is the protagonist, voiced in the game by actor Mickey Rourke, trapped behind enemy lines in North Korea on a covert mission to assess the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arsenal.[13] The game received poor reviews, with critics citing poor AI, excessive use of expletives, numerous bugs, and shallow gameplay that featured only a 2–3-hour single player mode and multiplayer that included only deathmatch and team deathmatch.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bosiljevac, T. L. (1990). SEALs: UDT/SEAL operations in Vietnam. Boulder, Colorado: Paladin Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-87364-531-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d Marcinko, Richard; Weisman (1992). Rogue Warrior. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-70390-0. 
  3. ^ Keith, Thomas H.; J. Terry Riebling; Michael E. Thornton (2010). SEAL Warrior: The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday. Macmillan. pp. 37–39. ISBN 978-0-312-62803-1. 
  4. ^ Kelly (2003), p. 211
  5. ^ Halbertstadt, Hans (1995). US Navy SEALs in Action. Osceola, Wisconsin: Zenith Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-87938-993-2. 
  6. ^ a b Chalker, Dennis; Dockery (2003). One Perfect Op: An Insider's Account of the Navy Seal Special Warfare Teams. New York: William Morrow Publishing. p. 130. ISBN 0-380-97804-0. 
  7. ^ Marcinko, Richard; Weisman (1999). The Real Team. New York: Pocket. ISBN 0-671-02465-5. 
  8. ^ Kelly, Orr (2003). Brave Men Dark Waters. Simon and Schuster. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-671-86762-1. 
  9. ^ Richard Marcinko, director (1993). Red Cell: The True Story with Richard Marcinko (VHS/DVD). United States: Loti Group. 
  10. ^ "Ideas & Trends; Fighting Words Become Best-Sellers". New York Times. May 9, 1999. 
  11. ^ "THE NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS BEST SELLERS". New York Times. September 1, 1996. 
  12. ^ Shackleford, Steve (2009). "New Knives for 2009". Blade's Complete Guide to Knives 33 (3): 90. 
  13. ^ Rebellion Developments (December 1, 2009). Rogue Warrior (in English). Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. Bethesda Softworks. 
  14. ^ "Rogue Warrior Review for Xbox 360". Retrieved March 17, 2010. 

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