98) Navy Seal w/ Brandon Webb
The U.S. Navy SEAL's are the elite Special Operations forces of the US Navy. The SEAL teams are one of the most respected commando forces in the world - they are often cited as the most elite, flexible and highly trained Naval Commando force. Today I spoke with Brandon Webb about what training and experience is like as a member of this elite team.
Bio: Brandon Webb is a combat-decorated Navy SEAL sniper turned entrepreneur. During his last tour as a U.S. Navy chief, he was head instructor at the SEAL sniper school, which produced some of America's most legendary snipers. Brandon is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and Harvard Business School alumni.
He served with SEAL Team 3, Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment sniper cell, and the Naval Special Warfare Center west coast sniper course manager.
Over his navy career he completed four deployments to the Middle East and one to Afghanistan. He deployed to Iraq in 2006-7 as a contractor in support of the US intelligence community.
An accomplished and proven leader, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of E6 when ranked #1 at the training command sniper cell. Shortly after he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer while serving as the sniper course manager.
Brandon has received numerous distinguished service awards, including Top Frog at Team 3 for best combat diver, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with "V" device for valor in combat.
He ended his navy career early to spend more time with his family and to focus on entrepreneurship and writing.
As an Entrepreneur Brandon crashed and burned his first start up in 2009, then went on to and create two brands: SOFREP Media (SOFREP.com) and Crate Club. He bootstrapped these to eight-figure revenue and successfully exited the Crate Club in 2020. He continues to oversee SOFREP Media as its founder.
SOFREP is a Military Culture, Defense & Foreign Policy News site read by millions monthly.
Webb is multiple New York Times bestselling author of nonfiction. In 2020 Brandon and his long-time writing partner, and award winning author, John David Mann, released their first collaborative work of fiction, STEEL FEAR. This has now turned into the Finn series with Random House which includes Cold Fear, and Blind Fear (2023 release).
He enjoys spending time with his tight circle of amazing kids, family and friends.