|Craig "Sawman" Sawyer|
|Born||1963 (age 52–53)|
|Known for||Former Navy SEAL, Technical advisor|
Craig R. "Sawman" Sawyer (born 1963) is a Marine veteran, former Navy SEAL, sniper, and combat instructor. Sawyer is also the owner of Tactical Insider, which brings technical advice on weapons and combat to Hollywood films and actors.
Sawyer began his military career with the U.S. Marine Corps, but switched to the U.S. Navy to pursue a career in special operations as a Navy SEAL graduating from the Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD)/Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) training class 149 and serving in SEAL Team ONE. He then went on to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Throughout his career, Sawyer has become an expert in several military and combat disciplines like shooting; counter-terrorism; surveillance and counter-surveillance; climbing; criminal investigation; parachuting; and hand-to-hand combat, among others.
Sawyer founded Tactical Insider to provide training and technical advice to films, actors, and corporate clients. He has contributed to news shows like FOX News and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. He has also been a frequent contributor to History Channel's show Sniper: Deadliest Missions. Since 2010, Sawyer has been a recurring trainer for History's marksmen competition Top Shot, appearing in all five seasons. In 2013, Craig lead a team of fellow spec ops veterans on a series of tactical missions against rhino poachers in Africa. These missions were filmed and aired on Animal Planet's series, Battleground: Rhino Wars.
- Three Perfect Strikes: Inside the Rescue of Captain Phillips on FOX News (April 14, 2009)
- Craig Sawyer: Maximum Warrior on Maxim