Vice Adm. William McRaven is a University of Texas graduate that won’t soon be forgotten.
McRaven heads the Joint Special Operation Command for the Navy, and at the request of the CIA and President Obama, he devised a plan of attack to take out the world’s most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.
McRaven is a San Antonio native who studied journalism at UT before joining the military. A Navy SEAL himself, McRaven has written a book on special operations.
Sunday, his expertise led SEAL Team 6 on a near perfect mission, resulting in Bin Laden’s death and ending a nearly decade-long manhunt for the Al Qaeda leader.
Saturday, President Obama took a break from the White House Press Dinner rehearsals to call Vice Adm. McRaven and wish him good luck.
The pre-dawn assault on Bin-Laden’s compound lasted 40 minutes. McRaven reported back to Washington, "Geronimo E-KIA", code for Bin Laden killed in action.
Just last month, President Obama nominated McRaven to receive his fourth star in the Navy to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.