SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Navy SEAL Bret Curtis was the victim of intrateam harassment for years because he refused to write a book about his life as a Navy Sea, Air, and Land commando. Curtis joined after 9/11 to “be a part of the most secretive and elite military brotherhood in the world” Curtis said.
But that brotherhood turned out to be less secretive than advertised, and Curtis, even after six combat tours, found that he no longer fit in. He will publish his thoughts on the ridiculous extent to which SEALs write books in his personal phillipic, Odd Man Out, which will hit shelves sometime this fall.
“The guys were writing books left and right; our [commanding officer] even hired writing teachers and we were all forced to attend classes regularly,” he added. “The guys gave up beer and started taking Adderall instead, trying to stay competitive. It just didn’t feel right to me.”
SEALs are known for their fiercely competitive nature, so any published book had to be a best-seller or the autho…