Surf When You Can: Lessons in Life, Loyalty, and Leadership from a Maverick Navy Captain


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Atria Books
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5.7 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Brett Crozier grew up in California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and embarked on a thirty-year career in the Navy, flying dozens of combat missions over Iraq and leading at the highest levels of operational command. He served as the commanding officer of a combat F/A-18 strike fighter squadron, the world's largest and most advanced communications ship, and ultimately the USS Theodore Roosevelt before retiring from the Navy in 2022. Surf When You Can is his first book.

Michael Vlessides is the bestselling author and coauthor of seven books, including The Ice Pilots and Will to Live. Despite inherent challenges with gravity and balance, he is slowly learning to appreciate the joys of surfing.


"Surf When You Can is utterly compelling, authentic, and relatable - simply superb advice in life and leadership! Captain Brett Crozier shares everything he learned during a remarkable thirty-year Navy career. While Brett's experiences are entertaining and dramatic, he manages to tie them back to the simple rhythms of everyday life. He provides readers with advice that we can all use, whether or not we've ever hovered a helicopter, flown a F/A-18 fighter jet in combat, or commanded a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier." -Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO; Vice Chair, Global Affairs, The Carlyle Group; author of To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision
"Engaging and candid. . . even those without a naval operations background can appreciate [Crozier's] lessons on honor, leadership, and service."--Proceedings Magazine