Dale Dye is a Marine officer who rose through the ranks to retire as a Captain after twenty-one years of service in war and peace. He is a distinguished graduate of Missouri Military Academy who enlisted the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduation. Sent to war in Southeast Asia, he served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970 surviving 31 major combat operations.
Appointed a Warrant Officer in 1976, he later converted his commission and was a Captain when he deployed to Beirut, Lebanon with the Multinational Force in 1982-83. He served in a variety of assignments around the world and along the way attained a degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland. Following retirement from active duty in 1984, he spent time in Central America, reporting and training troops for guerrilla warfare in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. Upset with Hollywood’s treatment of the American military, he went to Hollywood and established Warriors Inc., the pre-eminent military training and advisory service to the entertainment industry. He has worked on more than fifty movies and TV shows including several Academy Award and Emmy winning productions. He is a novelist, actor, director and show business innovator, who wanders between Los Angeles and Lockhart, Texas.
“Capt. Dale Dye has done more than any other man alive to influence the way that America (and the rest of the world) views the US military.”
— Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, USA (Ret.)
Best-selling author, “On Killing,” “On Combat”
The Adam Carolla Show – Capt. Dale Dye
Capt. Dale Dye sits down with Adam and the gang to discuss his three combat tours in Vietnam, coping with survivor’s guilt, and training actors for war movies.