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 1974) is a former United States Navy SEAL and SEAL Sniper Head Instructor, with one combat deployment to Afghanistan and one to Iraq. He served as the Navy SEAL Sniper Course Manager, where he developed new curricula and trained snipers, including Chris Kyle. He is the editor in chief of SOFREP[1] and a media commentator on snipers and related Special Operations Forces military issues.[2] Webb is the co-author of The 21st Century Sniper: A Complete Practical Guide. He is the author of The Red Circle, his memoir, and The Making of a Navy Seal.

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.[4]



  1. ^ "SOFREP". Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  2. ^ Fantz, Ashley (2011-05-11). "Navy SEALs, the 'quiet professionals,' got bin Laden". CNN. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  3. ^ Hixenbaugh, Mike, "Former SEAL Brandon Webb accused of embellishing combat stories and friendships with the fallen", The Virginian-Pilot, 31 May 2015
  4. ^ a b Carlson, Kelley (2012-05-03). "Former Navy SEAL decides to become a writer and pens his memoirs". Del Mar Times. Retrieved 2012-06-07.