Brandon Webb (author)

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Brandon Webb
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1993-2006
Rank Chief Petty Officer
Unit United States Navy SEALs

Brandon Tyler Webb (born June 12,1974) is a former United States Navy SEAL and SEAL Sniper course Instructor, with one combat deployment to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. Webb is the Founder and CEO of Hurricane Group Inc, which includes sofrep.com, The Load Out Room, sofrep radio, the SpecOps Channel on YouTube, Crate Club, Cuna Dog and Continuum. Webb is also a media commentator on snipers and related Special Operations Forces military issues.[1] Webb is a New York Times Best Selling Author[2] who has written or collaborated on twelve books. Webb received his education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and University of Kentucky.

Many of Webb's statements and claims have received criticism and controversy within the special operations community.[3]

Military career[edit]

Webb joined the Navy in 1993 and began his career as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator and Search and Rescue Swimmer. He completed Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.[4] He was assigned to SEAL Team 3.

In 2000 Webb was invited to undergo training at the SEAL Sniper Course. After becoming a certified SEAL Sniper, he deployed to the Persian Gulf with SEAL Team 3.

After his last deployment with SEAL Team 3, Webb worked at the Naval Special Warfare Group One Sniper Cell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fantz, Ashley (2011-05-11). "Navy SEALs, the 'quiet professionals,' got bin Laden". CNN. Archived from the original on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-06-07.
  2. ^ https://radio.foxnews.com/2015/07/06/afmw-brandon-webb-author-former-navy-seal/
  3. ^ Hixenbaugh, Mike, "Former SEAL Brandon Webb accused of embellishing combat stories and friendships with the fallen", The Virginian-Pilot, 31 May 2015
  4. ^ Carlson, Kelley (2012-05-03). "Former Navy SEAL decides to become a writer and pens his memoirs". Del Mar Times. Retrieved 2012-06-07.