MILGEEK related books I’ve read in 2016:
- 100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson
- Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
- The Way of the SEAL by Mark Divine
- Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
- Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
- American Sniper by Chris Kyle
- No Hero by Mark Owen
Sense a theme?
Yes, it was the year of the US Navy SEAL. And it happened organically.
I’m a fan of them, but I’m not a “fanboy”, so it seemed odd that I organically put together that list of books. Actually, at the start of the year I’d planned on several other books, but thru the year I changed it up to what you see above.
Regardless, I may pick some of those books as a starting point for this site.
I’m going to, intentionally, change things up in 2017, although I haven’t decided what direction to go in. I did recently buy Wooden Leg based on a great Jocko Podcast episode, so I may go in the direction of Native Americans. That could be good. But, since I’m just getting this site going I don’t know if I want to focus on one warrior culture like that… I want to spread the love a bit.
I’ve got 2 months to think about it and build the list. Stay tuned.
Well, hello there MILGEEKs.
So yeah, if you’ve been paying attention to this domain you’ll notice this is a reboot of a reboot of a reboot (of a reboot). But, likely, you haven’t, no-one has.
It all started with a twitter post of mine back in August of 2009. After that tweet I’ve played around with this “MILGEEK” idea morphing it from a social network idea, to an apparel company, to just a tumblr site that shared fun and interesting articles, videos and pictures.
Now, 7 years later I’m rebooting it again.
What’s the reboot?
What I’ve found is that I’m not just interested in military stuff, but actually warrior cultures in general. Everything from Navy SEALs & Army Delta Force to the Spartans & Samurai. I read books about them, watch movies and TV shows about them, and listen to podcasts about them. I’ve even trained for many years in their martial arts.
How does this relate to the site? Well, I’m going to be using this site as a resource to review all of those bits of media I mentioned above, along with long form posts where I can dig deeper. I may even offer up some patches in the future.
So, bookmark it and look for things coming to this space in the near future.