July 28, 2016

Former Navy SEAL Officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin to Deliver Keynote Address at 2016 WorkBoat Show
-- Team and leadership development will be the focus of the keynote address by former Navy SEAL officers Jocko Willink and Leif Babin during the International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest maritime trade show and conference. --

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, July 28, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, highly decorated former Navy SEAL officers and New York Times best-selling authors, will deliver the keynote address at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the International WorkBoat Show.

Willink's and Babib's talk will be on team and leadership development. "The pair are well experienced in building, training and leading high-performance teams," said David Krapf, editor in chief of WorkBoat magazine. "In their talk, the two will provide practical tips that will help your team and company operate at the highest level possible."

The International WorkBoat Show, North America's largest maritime trade show and conference, will be held from Nov. 30 - Dec 2 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The 2015 show set a record by attracting over 1,100 exhibitors and more than 14,500 visitors from 45 states and 27 countries.

To register and for more information, visit http://www.WorkBoatShow.com.

Willink and Babin formed Echelon Front, a leadership consulting company, following Willink's retirement and Babin's departure from active duty. Echelon Front offers solutions in leadership, strategy, innovation, management, team building, contingency planning, and crisis management developed and proven in the Navy SEAL Teams.

Willink spent 20 years in the Navy SEALs, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the "Ready First" Brigade of the Army's First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city.

Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Willink returned from Iraq and served as officer-in-charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield.

Babin is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served 13 years in the Navy, including nine as a Navy SEAL. As a SEAL platoon commander in SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, he planned and led major combat operations in the Battle of Ramadi that helped the "Ready First" Brigade of the Army's First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city. Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War.

Babin returned from combat as the primary leadership instructor for all officers graduating from the SEAL training pipeline. There, he reshaped SEAL leadership training to better prepare SEAL officers for the immense challenges of combat. During his last tour, Babin served as operations officer and executive officer at a SEAL Team where he again deployed to Iraq with a Special Operations Task Force.

The pair co-authored the New York Times' best-selling book, "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win."

For more information on Echelon Front, please visit http://www.echelonfront.com.

About WorkBoat
Workboat is part of the Diversified Business Communications portfolio of commercial marine events, publications and e-media products. The WorkBoat brand has been connecting qualified buyers with leading suppliers for more than 70 years. In print through WorkBoat magazine, online at WorkBoat.com, face-to-face at the International WorkBoat Show and through education with the Professional Series, WorkBoat delivers high-quality information to all segments of the marine industry in North America. For more information, visit http://www.workboat.com.

WorkBoat is the leading provider of educational content for the North American commercial marine industry. From regional summits to webinars, leadership development to conferences, the thirst and need for ongoing education in this industry is great. These programs, curated by the editors of WorkBoat.com, WorkBoat Magazine, and the WorkBoat Content Team, are based on relevant industry news, trends, and opportunities, with many topics brought to the forefront by WorkBoat readers and our network of industry experts.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Commutations, based in Portland, Maine, provides information and market access through face-to-face events, publications and eMedia. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. Diversified operates divisions in Australia, Hong Kong, India, the UK and Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.divcom.com

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