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Quick Timeline Of Helen Willink
Former Navy Seal Officer and Lieutenant Commander, Jocko Willink commanded the SEAL Team 3's Task Unit during the battle of Ramadi in Iraq. He was honored with the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service. Happily married to his wife, Helen Willink, Jocko is the proud father of four children. So, who is his wife, and how long they have been married?
Helen Louise Willink is best known as the longtime wife of a retired naval officer, Jocko Willink. She was born on June 20, 1970, in England. Not much is known about her early life, but Helen used to work as a flight attendant in her younger days.
Helen's Married Life and Kids
The exact date of Helen and her husband's wedding date is unknown. However, the couple has been married for nearly 24 years as of 2021. While Helen worked as a flight attendant in Bahrain, Jocko was also stationed in the same country. They met overseas and soon fell in love with each other.
Helen and Jocko married in 1997 and the pair welcomed their first child, Freja on September 25, 1999. Similarly, their second child, Rana was born on March 12, 2001, while the third child, Thorson was born on December 4, 2002.
Moreover, Helen gave birth to her fourth child, a daughter whose details are kept away from the public and media. Talking about the children, Freja studies at the University of California. Meanwhile, Rana and Thorson are pursuing a career in wrestling.
Disciplined Couple: Helen says it's Intense
The moment she became a mother, Helen quit her job as a flight attendant. Also, Jocko credits her for being a cooperative wife. Well, Jocko's followers might know about his insane daily routine. He wakes up as early as 4 a.m. in the morning and does his daily workout.
To keep up with her husband's needs, Helen wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and prepares meals, and does household works. When asked about how she feels having such a disciplined husband, Helen replied: "It's intense, He is too intense." Like Jocko, another expert on combat and tactical training, Pat McNamara who spent 22 years in the U.S. Army is a married man.
There is no exact information about Helen Willink's wealth. Looking at her Facebook account, it seems she is active on charities and foundation works. She has donated to Arthritis Foundation, Arts for Learning San Diego, among other causes. Meanwhile, her husband, Jocko Willink has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2021.
Besides being a social worker, Helen supports most of her husband's businesses. Jocko is now an author, podcaster, and owner of a few companies. He instructs jiu-jitsu at Victory MMA & Fitness in San Diego. Similarly, he co-founded a management firm, Echelon Front, LLC.
Jocko has published six books as of this writing. They are 'Extreme Ownership,' 'Discipline Equals Freedom,' ''The Dichotomy of Leadership,' 'Leadership Strategy and Tactics,' 'The Code.' One of his books, 'Mikey and the Dragons' is for children.
Watch a short clip of Jocko Willink appearing on Joe Rogan's podcast!
After making appearances on the podcasts of Joe Rogan, Tim Ferriss, and Sam Harris, Willink began hosting his own weekly podcast called, The Jocko Podcast. His co-host is Echo Charles, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner.