The Unit - Adam Gamal & Kelly Kennedy

The Unit

By Adam Gamal & Kelly Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2024-02-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 118 Ratings


The first and only book to ever be written by a member of America's most secret military unit―an explosive and unlikely story of service and sacrifice.

Inside our military is a team of operators whose work is so secretive that the name of the unit itself is classified. Highly-trained in warfare, self-defense, infiltration, and deep surveillance, "the Unit," as the Department of Defense has asked us to refer to it, has been responsible for preventing dozens of terrorist attacks in the Western world. Never before has a member of this unit shared their story — until now.

From Adam Gamal, one of the only Muslim Arab Americans to serve inside “the Unit," comes an incisive firsthand account of our nation’s most secretive military group. When Adam arrived in the United States at the age of twenty, he spoke no English, and at 5’1” and 112 pounds, he was far from what you might expect of a soldier. But compelled into service by a debt he felt he owed to his new country, he rose through the ranks of the military to become one of its most elite and skilled operators.

With humor and humility, Adam shares stories of life-threatening injuries, of the camaraderie and capabilities of his team, and of the incredible missions―but also of the growth he experienced as he learned to understand his own moderate faith.

Enthralling and eye-opening, The Unit is at once a gripping account of the fight against terror, an urgent examination of the need for diversity, and an inside look at how America fights its battles abroad in the modern age of terrorism.

This edition includes a 16 page color photo insert.


  • Woke narrative

    By CR12567cR
    Woke Political agenda. Vailed indoctrination towards a leftist ideology and fantasy land.
  • Ok story, great American

    By huh?
    Far less revealing of missions and secret squirrel activities than anticipated. Great story of a man,s humble beginning and becoming a member of an elite unit. And a bit too preachy at times.
  • The Unit

    By Wanderer1077
    I like this book and as I read it, it brought back memories of my life before the military, my military career and finally life after the military. Having lived outside the US for a 1/3 of my life has opened my eyes and cause me to see the good and bad in people. I appreciate CSM (ret) Gamal’s passing along his journey in life and to the USA, thank you. May God continue to bless you and your family. HOOAH!
  • Ok

    By choppercopper492
    Politics. I respect the guy’s service, but when you call the Jan 6 event an insurrection by white supremists, I’m out. Not one person was charged with anything more than trespassing. Might have been a good book; I’ll never know.
  • Lefty

    By Michael102481
    Trash book pushing lefty agenda
  • Eye-opening

    By danmatras
    I wasn’t sure when I started the book what I was actually getting into. But the longer I got into the book the more I enjoyed it, and found it very eye-opening. I recommended highly to everyone. It will give you a real appreciation for what our service people go through.
  • A Must Read

    By Markmillx1
    Whether you’re a 6th generation American or fresh off the boat, Sgt Gamal has an inspirational story and tells it extraordinarily well.
  • Thank you Adam Gamal

    By MMDMatt
    Loved every second of this book. Adam Gamal artfully wrote about his captivating time serving in the US Military’s most secretive unit as an Egyptian-American of Muslim faith. His experience provides an extraordinary perspective that’ll provide hope and invaluable insights for us all (military and civilian). A “must” read.