SAN ANTONIO -- The mission to take out Osama bin Laden took months to plan, and we've learned the mastermind behind it all is from San Antonio.(from KENS-5)
Vice Admiral Bill McRaven, a Roosevelt High School grad, is being credited with planning the U.S. strike that took down the world's top terrorist. He's done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he has written a book on special-ops tactics. Admiral Bill McRaven is the head of the Pentagon's joint special operations command.
The story of the three-star officer begins decades earlier when his father, who flew missions over the English Channel during WW II, got stationed at Lackland Air Force Base.
McRaven and his two sisters grew up in San Antonio. After he graduated from Roosevelt, a track scholarship took him to the University of Texas.
A naval career would follow, eventually leading him to one of the top spots in the Navy.
Not bad. Not bad at all.