Nonfiction Book Award Status: Silver
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 under pressure; 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.
Jason Van Camp (1977 – present) was born in Washington, D.C., to Bernard and Jane Van Camp, grew up in Springfield, Virginia, and is currently the Founder and Chairman of Mission Six Zero. Jason attended the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1995 – 2001 where he played linebacker for the Black Knights football team. While at West Point, he also served a 2-year LDS Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints mission to St. Petersburg, Russia from 1997-1999. Later, he attended Brigham Young University where he earned his MBA. Jason retired from the US Army in 2015, having served most of his military career as a Green Beret in the US Special Forces. Nowadays, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, Lizzie, his almost 3-year old daughter, Claire Jane, and his 6-month old son, Jack. Jason is the proud author of Deliberate Discomfort: How US Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.