SAS: Who Dares Wins: Leadership Secrets from the Special Forces by Anthony MiddletonI am thoroughly fascinated by the SAS. I dont know why, I just am. I do not come from a military family nor am I closely linked to anyone serving, but I am fascinated by the rhetoric, psychology and machismo that seems to prevail in this world, particularly the Special Forces.
This book is an interesting read. Peppered with personal military experience, this book is narrated by Ant, Ollie, Foxy and Colin most well known for Channel 4s SAS: Who Dares Wins television series. It offers some useful insights into how Elite techniques can be utilised on Civvy Street: how to successfully self-motivate or how to deal with stress/emotion during job interviews for example.
Ive never read anything like this before so have nothing to compare it to. Either way, I enjoyed it and found it interesting from start to finish.
Id recommend this book for anyone interested in the SAS and the psychology behind what it takes to be the thinking soldier.
Breathe. Recalibrate. Deliver.
Who is Jason Fox? Real Narcos and SAS: Who Dares Wins host and Special Forces sergeant
Foxy saw action in Afghanistan taking on some of the most manly roles the military has to offer, including being a demolitions expert and a combat swimmer. So we have to run off the back of a helicopter into a hail of bullets. About meters down the way one of my men ended up getting hit and I just jumped into a ditch. While I was there recalibrating my weapon, and I was only in there for a nanosecond, this emotion came over me of just wanting to be a ten-year old boy back at home with my mum. But what I needed to do was just register the moment and then crack on and get on with what we had to do. I learned what we all need to do in life, with training or work or life in general, is to focus on the end result. With fear or exhaustion you just have to recognise that moment for what it is, and then put it back in its box and get on with the long term goal.
SAS: Who Dares Wins has just aired - we've watched the beginning of what will undoubtedly continue to be a gruelling period of time, both physically and mentally, for the selected men and women. But if they were of the opinion that the professionals on the show know nothing about the torture they're going through, they'd be very much mistaken because the mental element is something instructor Jason 'Foxy' Fox knows about all too well. In fact, he's even written a book on the subject. He dabbled in everything the army threw at him, from combat swimming to dog handling, but the former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant reached breaking point and was diagnosed with 'PTSD and Chronic Burn-out' in , which resulted in him leaving the forces. Speaking to LADbible, Jason explained that if he hadn't received the help he needed - a situation which had already seen him leave a career he'd embarked upon at the age of 16 - he would have either been killed in action, doing something 'reckless', or he would have gone into a 'massive fit of depression' and killed himself. He recalled that initially he couldn't come to terms with how he was feeling, saying: " I found it very difficult to admit that to myself.
Jason "Foxy" Fox is one of the main presenters - and taskmasters - of SAS: Who Dares Wins , in which they push contestants to breaking point in challenges that are gruelling on both mind and body. Fox has also worked on various hard-hitting documentaries, such as uncovering the real Narcos in South America, as well as trekking to the North Pole and rowing a record-breaking trip to Venezuela.
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The TV presenter was in the special forces for 10 years
News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. But on my first night, a lb car bomb went off at an Army checkpoint. The following year Ollie joined Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, evacuating Kurds from villages that had been torn apart in brutal massacres. There were all sorts of terrible things — body parts and burned homes. In Ollie joined the Special Boat Service — the naval equivalent of the SAS — after passing the selection process while ignoring a broken ankle. It was awesome.
Here's all the details on the former Special Forces agent who's appearing in a documentary about drug lords One of his biggest tasks involved rescuing a civilian from insurgents in Afghanistan where he also served as a dog-handler. Jason started out in the TV industry by assisting crews who were working in difficult environments such as the desert, jungle and the arctic. During this time he was part of the team of divers who discovered Captain Kidd's lost treasure off the coast of Madagascar. The tough reality show, which has produced three series, puts recruits through a gruelling combat fitness regime.