Don Shipley

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Don Shipley
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch US-DeptOfNavy-Seal.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1978 – 2003 (25 years)
Rank SCPO collar.png Senior Chief Petty Officer

US Navy SEALs insignia.png United States Navy SEALs

  • SEAL Team 1
  • SEAL Team 2
Website Extreme Seal Experience

Don Shipley Is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, expert trainer, and media personality who provides his expertise to many media organizations. He retired after 24-years as a SEAL Senior Chief in 2003. He served in SEAL Team ONE, SEAL Team TWO, the Naval Special Warfare Center, BUD/S, and Naval Special Warfare Group TWO, in Little Creek, Virginia as a SEAL Advanced Training Instructor.

Shipley conducted operations in Bosnia and Liberia, Africa while at SEAL Team TWO and became the first non-corpsman SEAL to graduate paramedic school. He served in eight SEAL Platoons, was Platoon Chief in five, and awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism during a Search and Rescue Mission.

Setting records for immense water and land demolition shots and running High Risk training courses, he also served as an Explosive Expert instructing Police Departments across the country in Booby Traps and Improvised Explosive Devices. When not in a SEAL Platoon or deployed overseas, his time was spent running blocks of training for SEALs in air operations, land warfare, and demolitions.

After retirement he became a Blackwater Security Contractor, spending a year in Pakistan and Afghanistan fighting the war on terror. Don also runs a training course with fellow former U.S. Navy SEALs teaching and training men who aspire to become U.S. Navy SEALs.

Don is also known to be at the forefront of bringing Stolen Valor to the limelight in the media, going after and exposing military impostors and frauds.