The other 10 commandments to live by

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While  I’m a fan of the original 10 commandments, once in a while we should read the other 10 too and remind ourselves:

Richard Marcinko’s 10 Commandments of Special Warfare

  1. I am the War Lord and the wrathful God of Combat and I will always lead you from the front, not the rear.
  2. I will treat you all alike — just like shit.
  3. Thou shalt do nothing I will not do first, and thus will you be created Warriors in My deadly image.
  4. I shall punish thy bodies because the more thou sweatest in training, the less thou bleedest in combat.
  5. Indeed, if thou hurteth in thy efforts and thou suffer painful dings, then thou art Doing It Right.
  6. Thou hast not to like it — thou hast just to do it.
  7. Thou shalt Keep It Simple, Stupid.
  8. Thou shalt never assume.
  9. Verily, thou art not paid for thy methods, but for thy results, by which meaneth thou shalt kill thine enemy by any means available before he killeth you.
  10. Thou shalt, in thy Warrior’s Mind and Soul, always remember My ultimate and final Commandment: There Are No Rules — Thou Shalt Win at All Cost.


I won’t get bogged down in the minutia and argue about where I may disagree. Taken as a whole, the way he meant them, I’m mostly OK with Marcinko’s list.


The original 10

And for those of us who forget these things, here are the original 10.

Aaaand for you Nice Guy Accountants, those who think that the Bible has no place for Marcinko’s work, think again. (and maybe read here, here, here as well.)


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