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Jocko Willink Books in Order

Jocko Willink Books in Order – If you read various types of literature and are interested in adding some fantastic fiction to your library, Jocko Willink’s books will be a good addition to your library.

Who is Jocko Willink?

John Gretton “Jocko” Willink is an American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs and is a former member of SEAL Team 3. 

Biography of Jacko Willink?

Jocko Willink was born on September 08, 1971, in Torrington, Connecticut. Willink’s military service includes combat actions in the Iraq War, where he commanded SEAL Team 3’s Task Unit Bruiser, the unit that fought in the battle against the Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi. Willink was honored with the Silver Star and Bronze Star Medal for his service. He achieved the rank of lieutenant commander.

After Navy recruit training and Radioman (RM) “A” School training, Willink reported to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training (BUD/S) training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Willink graduated BUD/S class 177. Following SEAL tactical training (STT) and completion of a six-month probationary period, he received the NEC 5326 as a combatant swimmer (SEAL), entitled to wear the SEAL insignia. Willink served eight years on active duty, as an enlisted Navy SEAL with SEAL Team One and SEAL Team Two.

Willink was part of the SEAL team that seized the Russian Tanker Volga-Neft-147 in the Gulf of Oman, which was carrying Iraqi oil in violation of a United Nations economic embargo. Willink earned his commission via Officer Candidate School and served as a platoon commander. Willink completed multiple deployments to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom he deployed to the Iraqi city of Ramadi in 2006 with SEAL Team Three as commander of Task Unit Bruiser, which included Leif Babin, Seth “Stoner” Stone, Marc Alan Lee, Michael Monsoor, Jonny Kim, Kevin Lacz, Ryan “Biggles” Job, Tony Eafrati, Jason Hogan and Chris Kyle. Willink also served as a Navy SEAL instructor during his career. He retired in October 2010 after 20 years of service.

After retiring from the Navy, Willink co-founded the leadership consulting firm Echelon Front along with Leif Babin, who served with him in the SEAL Teams. He and Babin also co-authored the leadership manual Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win. After appearing on the podcasts of Tim Ferriss, Joe Rogan, and Sam Harris to publicize his book, Willink started his weekly podcast, The Jocko Podcast.

In addition to his work in consulting and authorship, Willink instructs jiu-jitsu at Victory MMA & Fitness in San Diego and co-owns Origin USA, a company based in Farmington, Maine, which produces lifestyle apparel, nutrition supplements, and fitness equipment, as well as being one of the only manufacturers of jiu-jitsu gis in the United States. Willink has a chapter advising Tim Ferriss’ book Tools of Titans.

Willink co-authored the books Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership (with fellow retired SEAL Leif Babin) and co-founded the management consulting firm Echelon Front, LLC.  Willink hosts a weekly podcast with Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Echo Charles, called the Jocko Podcast. He holds a B.A. in English at the University of San Diego.

Jocko Willink Books in Order

Let’s have a look at the Jacko Willink books in order of publication. We will also see new books by him later in this article.

Publication Order of Way Of The Warrior Kid Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Way of the Warrior Kid(2018)Buy Now
Marc’s Mission(2018)Buy Now
Where There’s a Will…(2019)Buy Now

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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Final Spin(2021)Buy Now

Publication Order of Picture Books

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Mikey and the Dragons(2018)Buy Now

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Extreme Ownership(With Leif Babin)(2015)Buy Now
Discipline Equals Freedom(2017)Buy Now
The Dichotomy of Leadership(With Leif Babin)(2018)Buy Now
Leadership Strategy and Tactics(2020)Buy Now
The Code. the Evaluation. the Protocols: Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human(With Dave Berke)(2020)Buy Now
The Official Extreme Ownership Companion Workbook – Win at Work. At Home. In Life. (With Leif Babin)(2021)Buy Now
Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual Expanded(2023)Buy Now

Awards of Jocko Willink

He had no Awards for his writings but has a lot for his Navy career.

  • Badge – Special Warfare insignia
  • Bronze Star with a “v” Device
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service stars
  • Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Badge
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Jocko Willink Few Top Books Summary


This book explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif’s formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory.

Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping first-hand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership―at every level―is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.

Now, detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family, or organization.

Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.

A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.


#1 New York Times bestselling author Jocko Willink’s fast-paced thriller Final Spin: a story of love, brotherhood, suffering, happiness, and sacrifice.

A life story.


Shouldn’t be in a dead-end job.
Shouldn’t be in a dead-end bar.
Shouldn’t be in a dead-end life.

But he is.

It’s a hamster wheel existence. Stocking warehouse store shelves by day, drinking too much whiskey and beer by night. In between, Johnny lives in his childhood home, making sure his alcoholic mother hasn’t drunk herself to death and looking after his idiosyncratic older brother Arty, whose world revolves around his laundromat job.

Rinse and repeat.

Then Johnny’s monotonous life takes a tumble. The laundromat where Arty works, and the one thing that gives him happiness, is about to be sold. Johnny doesn’t want that to happen, so he takes measures into his own hands. Johnny, along with his friend, Goat, comes up with a plan to get the money to buy the laundromat.

But things don’t always go as planned…


From retired Navy Seal and New York Times #1 best-selling author, Jocko Willink, comes a timeless tale about a young boy s wondrous journey of self-empowerment.

Little Mikey is scared of everything. He s certain there are creepy crawlies hidden under the rug. He sleeps with his light on to keep the monsters at bay. He’s scared of sharks and snakes even ladders and slides and it all makes him incredibly sad.

But, when he stumbles upon an old book that tells the tale of a young boy prince that volunteers to protect his king-less kingdom from hordes of dragons, there’s a chance Mikey might discover that his fears are not quite as big as they seem.


Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc’s life. He stunk in gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn’t swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, calls himself the “King of the Jungle.”

When Marc’s mother tells him that his Uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can’t wait. Uncle Jake is a for real, super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

He’s going to turn Marc into a warrior.

Becoming a warrior isn’t easy. It means a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, pushups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall – and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself?

The Way of the Warrior Kid is a new illustrated chapter book by #1 New York Times bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink.

Top Faq on Jacko Willink

  1. What is the birth date of Jacko Willink?

    Jacko Willink was born on 8 September 1971 (age 52 years), Torrington, Connecticut, United States

  2. Which are the latest books by Jacko Willink?

    “Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual Expanded” is the latest book by Jacko Willink which was released on October 3, 2023.

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