Author and retired Rear Admiral George Worthington’s passionate memoir about his rich experiences in the United States Navy — from his grueling training to assignments with detailed accounts and immersive features — is now available in leading digital stores globally.
“Runnin’ with Frogs: A Navy Memoir” serves as an autobiographical sketch of his Naval career, highlighting challenging assignments during a spectacular era in America. Details of deployments and special events of international and national moments associated with operational and command tours are described.
Worthington talks about his experiences by breaking them into three phases, composed of the early years and his experience at the U.S. Navy Academy, his active duty in the U.S. Navy, and the rest of his tenure.
Worthington further delves into how he joined the Underwater Demolition Team training in California. The retired Rear admiral vividly details how he came up with all the important decisions he had to make while on active duty.
Actions, decisions, and personal learning impacts are forthrightly discussed with in-depth descriptions of special training.
In a review on Amazon, Graham Worthington commended the book for its relatability.
“It’s extremely relatable and a personal autobiographical look into the life of the world’s elite SEALs before they were famous, during their rise and after,” Graham wrote.
Worthington was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1937 and grew up in Tucson, Arizona.
He attended South Kent School in Connecticut and spent one year at Brown University before matriculating to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with an Ensign commission in June 1961.
His first tour was in USS Halsey Powell (DD-686), which participated in the 1962 Christmas Island bomb tests.
After a two-year flag aide assignment with Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla SEVEN, he volunteered for Underwater Demolition Team training in Coronado, California, graduating with Class 36, and deployed to Seventh Fleet operations, 1966-67.
Navy commands were SEAL Team ONE, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group ONE, Naval Special Warfare Group ONE, and Naval Special Warfare Command.
Other staff tours were with Naval Special Warfare Group (Vietnam), U.S. Embassy, Cambodia (as Naval Attache), Chief of Naval Operations, and first Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations).
He graduated from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff and National War Colleges. He retired from active duty in September 1992.
Writers’ Branding, a full-service self-publishing company, has been leading the pack in bringing out the top-rated book to the public, providing many authors exclusive access to publicity.
The memoir serves as an important guide for those who want to pursue a career in the Navy. It is an excellent book for readers bent on expanding their knowledge about naval training and activities.
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