Admiral Bill McRaven On the Importance Of Making Your Bed

Former Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Chancellor of University of Texas System and author,of “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life & Maybe the World”, Adm. Bill McRaven joined Kilmeade and Friends today to discuss the book based on a commencement address he gave at the University of Texas in 2014 which retraces his SEAL training experience and missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The speech, which has become a viral sensation, inspired many chapters of the book, including the opening chapter which details how SEAL instructors mandated that his bed was made each morning and the practice has continued through the years.

Adm. McRaven on the decision not to publicize a photo of Osama bin Laden’s body after he was killed:

I thought that was the right call. Unfortunately today with Photoshop and a lot of things a single picture could have turned into variations of pictures. The fact of the matter is we knew exactly what we did. The story that we told was a truthful story and of course very quickly Al Qaeda came out and confirmed the story. There was no need to put his body on display or put those pictures out there so I think it was absolutely the right call.

Listen to the full interview below: