A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dick Couch served as a Surface Warfare Officer and a Special Warfare Officer. While a platoon leader with SEAL Team One in 1970, he led one of the only successful POW rescue operations of the Vietnam War. On release from active duty in 1972, he entered the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as a Maritime Operations Case Officer. Dick retired from the Naval Reserve in 1997 with the rank of captain and currently serves as an advisor on military and tactical ethics for the component commands of the US Special Operations Command.
Dick Couch began his writing career in 1990 and has authored nine novels and nine works of nonfiction that focus on Military Special Operations, Special Operations Training, and Tactical Ethics.
I interviewed Dick Couch about his nonfiction book The Sheriff of Ramadi for Counterterrorism magazine. You can read the interview via the below links:
I also interviewed Dick Couch for a piece I wrote on the selling of the Navy SEALs for Counterterrorism magazine. You can read the piece via the below link: