University of Texas at Austin, 2014 Commencement Address, Admiral William H. McRaven. Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ’77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus. This retiring Admiral and Navy Seal trainer delivers one of the most inspiring and uplifting speeches you will ever hear. What did you think? Please tell us in the comment section below and remember to sign up for our free newsletter.