John Gretton “Jocko” Willink is a former American naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs, his years of service being 1990-2010. Jocko did his training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado following SEAL Tactical Training(STT) and completed a six-month probationary period.
Jocko Willink served for eight years as an enlisted Navy SEAL with SEAL Team one and SEAL Team two. The SEAL officer earned his commission via Officer Candidate School and served as a platoon commander. The officer completed multiple deployments in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
He also served as a SEAL instructor during his career and finally retired in October 2010, after 20 years of duty. The former American officer is now a podcaster and has been the author of many books. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win (2015), Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual (2017), The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win (2018), the most recent Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual (2020) and The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols: Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human (2020).
The officer has also written several children’s books such as Mikey and the Dragons (2013) and a book series called Way of the Warrior Kid (2017–2019).
John Gretton’s Net worth
The main source of Jocko’s wealth comes from book ownership which includes his Net Worth of $5 million.
Jocko Willink served as a SEAL officer for 20 years before retiring in 2010. He is now a man who teaches people about leadership from his experience as a naval officer through his books.
“Don’t just think. Don’t just talk. Don’t just dream. None of that matters. The only thing that matters is that you do. So: DO.” Jocko Willink’s advice for success.
In addition to all his work, Jocko also teaches jiu-jitsu at Victory MMA and fitness in San Diego. He also co-owns Origin USA, a company that produces lifestyle apparel, nutrition supplements, and fitness equipment.
The American Naval Officer’s podcast career
After appearing on a series of podcasts of Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, and Sam Harris to publicize his book, Willink started his weekly podcast, The Jocko Podcast.
In his podcasts, the former officer talks about leadership strategies and tactics. Jocko’s podcast updates are daily and he seems to be working hard on it. The most latest one being number 259 “when the call comes, you go.”
Recently the officer can be seen in an Insider YouTube video breaking down recent military movies.
“If your reserve parachute doesn’t work, the procedure is … you’re gonna hand salute the world and you’re gonna hit the dirt … because you’re gonna die,” said the officer.