S.F. Tomajczyk

American Author and Poet

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NH Author Explores the Dangerous World of Navy SEALs

September 17, 2014

Concord, NH – Author SF Tomajczyk announces the release of SEALs: Naval Special Warfare in Action, which explores the exciting and dangerous world of America’s elite maritime warriors.

“I’ve long admired the SEALs and their dedication to keeping our nation safe and free,” he says. “I remember as a teenager watching them in awe. My father was a naval officer and we were stationed in Spain at the time. A contingent of SEALs was present on the base, and I would watch them run the obstacle course as well as conduct small-unit combat tactics. They were simply amazing.”

SEALs: Naval Special Warfare in Action takes an inside look at the SEALs and the men and women of Naval Special Warfare who support them on missions.

“Most people don’t realize that for every SEAL there are seven other Naval Special Warfare specialists directly involved,” says Tomajczyk. “They can be intelligence analysts, aerial drone pilots, medics, information systems technicians, meteorologists, logisticians and so on.

“And it’s not all men. Women serve as cultural experts and linguists. They’re shoulder-to-shoulder with the SEALs in the field, helping them establish relationships with community leaders and assisting them with intelligence gathering.”

The book also explores the Navy’s newest elite special operations force: SWCCs, Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen. Known as “boat guys,” they operate the armed, high-performance boats that transport SEALs to and from combat.

The book is heavily illustrated with more than 140 photographs, some shot by Tomajczyk when he spent time with SEAL Team Three, SWCCs assigned to a special boat team, and candidates going through BUD/S, the SEAL’s hellish basic-training course.

“I was honored they trusted me enough to invite me into their secret world. One of the highlights was a midnight training mission conducted off the coast of San Diego. I was aboard a Mk-V combat speedboat, and we were tasked with recovering a SEAL fire team. It was pitch black, but with night vision goggles you could clearly see everything happening around you. The SEALs, who were crouched on a Zodiac raiding craft, zipped toward us at high speed and literally drove right up onto the stern of the Mk-V while we were heading out to sea. It only took a second. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.”

SEALs: Naval Special Warfare in Action is published by Call to Arms Books, and is the first book in the new “United We Stand” series that celebrates America’s armed forces. Paperback and deluxe hardcover editions can be ordered through local bookstores or bought online via major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million. §