LBJ Authors: Admiral William McRaven and 'The Hero Code' | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Retired Navy admiral and LBJ School professor of national security William McRaven gives tribute to the real, everyday heroes he's met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world in his newly released book, The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived.

An instant New York Times bestseller, The Hero Code has been described as a "code of conduct" with lessons in honor, courage, respect and forgiveness. The Hero Code was published in April by Grand Central Publishing.

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McRaven is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations and Make Your Bed: A Daily Journal. Both books take readers behind the scenes of recent military history through personal anecdotes and impart wisdom from his experience.


McRaven is the retired United States Navy four-star admiral who oversaw the raid against Osama Bin Laden. He served as chancellor of the University of Texas System and is now a professor national security at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. McRaven teaches courses on contemporary policy challenges in the national security arena.


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