Deliberate Discomfort follows the journey of Jason Van Camp as a new Green Beret commander taking over a team of combat-hardened Special Forces veterans. This true story tells firsthand the intense, traumatic battles these warriors fought and won, sharing lessons learned from their incredible backgrounds. A cadre of scientists further break down each experience, translating them into digestible and relatable action items, allowing the reader to apply these lessons forged under fire to their own lives.
Deliberate Discomfort is the ultimate book on leadership and self-improvement, depicting how these warriors found a way to win under incredible odds with never-quit attitudes. The authors don’t just tell you how to thrive underpressure; they show you how, in heart-racing, first-person narratives.
Read Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry’s true account of grabbing an enemy grenade in Afghanistan, saving the lives of his fellow soldiers but losing his hand in the process. Hear what fellow Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg was thinking as he tackled a suicide bomber. Feel what Marine Joey Jones felt as he was flying through the air, weightless, after stepping on the IED that would take both his legs. And most importantly, experience what Jason learned about leadership and embracing discomfort from adversity.
“Gripping. Authentic. Engaging. Prodigiously researched, carefully argued, and gracefully written… a masterpiece.” Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., Best Selling Author of Catch Me If You Can, Stealing Your Life, and The Art Of The Steal.
“Deliberate Discomfort provides an intensely practical and enlightened path which challenges us to break out of our comfort zones. It will undoubtedly be lauded by both military and non-military readers alike as a powerful catalyst for individual change.” Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama; Retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company
“This book provides leadership and life lessons that will stay with me for the rest of my career and life. Every leader should read it.” Ron Rivera, former NFL Head Coach, Carolina Panthers
“Straight up authentic. For anyone that has ever wanted to overcome fear and do more in their life, Jason Van Camp doesn’t just tell you to do it, he shows you how to do it. I have a renewed appreciation for the power of the human mind to dare to win.” Rob Riggle, Actor/Comedian & Lt. Colonel, USMC (Ret.)
“Jason’s gravitational pull as a leader is unmistakably evident. There s no better man to curate anecdotes of mental toughness and perseverance.” Chris Long, 2x Super Bowl Champion
“The principles Jason taught (the team) and the instruction we received are all found in his game-changing book. He taught us the value of mental toughness and maintaining composure through emotional intelligence.” Rick Spielman, General Manager, NFL s Minnesota Vikings
About the Author
Jason Van Camp is a decorated Green Beret who attended and played football at West Point before earning his US Army Ranger tab and Special Forces tab. He served as a Detachment Commander with 10th Special Forces Group before deploying to war zones in the Middle East and Africa, receiving three Bronze Stars, one with a V device for Valor.
Andy Symonds is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor who specializes in military fiction and non-fiction.