Admiral McRaven SEAL

Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former head of US Special Operations Command, emphasized that despite the hardships facing the country, he remained optimistic in leaving its future with the younger generation.
“I’m the biggest fan of the millennials you’ll ever meet,” McRaven said during a virtual broadcast of the Aspen Ideas Festival.
McRaven, who is 64 years old and served 37 of them in the Navy, said his belief “surprises a lot of people” due to a faulty narrative that the younger generation, particularly millennials, are “little snowflakes.”
“I’m always quick to point out then you’ve never seen them in a firefight in Afghanistan,” he said.
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Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command, emphasized that he remained optimistic in leaving the country’s future to the younger generation even with the challenges of fighting coronavirus and systemic racism.

“I’ve said it before, but I’m the biggest fan of the millennials you’ll ever meet,” McRaven said during a virtual broadcast of the Aspen Ideas Festival, referring to the generation born from 1981 to 1996.

McRaven, who is 64 years old and served 37 of them in the Navy, said his belief “surprises a lot of people” due to a faulty belief that the younger generation, particularly millennials, are “entitled” and “little snowflakes.”

“Well, I’m always quick to point out then you’ve never seen them in a firefight in Afghanistan, or you’ve never seen them try to make a better life for themselves going to one of our great schools in the state of Texas,” McRaven, who was formerly the chancellor of the University of Texas’ school system, said.

Over 775,000 US service members have been deployed to Afghanistan at least once during the nearly 19-year conflict — a number that represents …read more

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