Brandon Webb
Former US Navy SEAL, Editor-in-Chief at SOFREP.com


Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL, author, digital media entrepreneur and CEO of Hurricane Media, formerly Force12 Media.

 

After leaving home at age sixteen Brandon finished high school, and joined the US Navy to become a Navy SEAL.  His first permanent assignment was as a helicopter Aircrew Search & Rescue (SAR) swimmer and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator with HS-6. In 1997 his Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) package was approved. He would class up with over 200 students in BUD/S class 215, and go on to complete the training as 1 of 23 originals.

 

As a SEAL he served with SEAL TEAM 3, Naval Special Warfare Group One (NSWG-1) Training Detachment sniper cell, and completed his last tour at the Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC) sniper course where he served as the west coast sniper course manager. Throughout his career he completed four deployments to the Middle East, one to Afghanistan and would later go back to Iraq in 2006-7 as a paramilitary contractor. His proudest accomplishment in the military was working as the SEAL sniper course manager, a schoolhouse that has produced some of the deadliest snipers in US military history.

 

An accomplished leader, Brandon was meritoriously promoted to E-6 while serving as an advanced sniper instructor at NSWG-1, and was recommended and promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7) his first time eligible during his tenure at the NSWC sniper course. He has received numerous distinguished service awards including the Presidential Unit Citation (personally awarded to him by President George W. Bush), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with “V” device for valor in combat. Webb ended his Navy career early after over a decade of service in order to spend more time with his children.

 

Today Brandon is focused on pursuing his career in media, and as an author. He is the founder and CEO of Force12 Media, a digital publishing company that reaches tens of millions monthly, and is the largest military content network on the Internet.

 

Brandon is a New York Times bestselling author, and is regularly featured in international media as a military and Special Operations subject matter expert. He has contributed to ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, BBC, SIRIUS XM, MSNBC, The San Diego Union Tribune, and The New York Times.

 

In 2012 he founded The Red Circle Foundation (RCF)a non-profit with a 100% pass through model (every dollar donated goes to the mission). RCF is focused on supporting families of the Special Operations community through emergency memorial, medical, and child enrichment program (camps & scholarships) funding. RCF is able to maintain a 100% model because our mission partners from the business community have made a commitment to fund the organization’s overhead.

 

Brandon is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization New York (EONY), and enjoys spending time with his amazing children, being outdoors, and flying his Yak or RV6 upside-down. He splits his time between Manhattan, New York, and San Juan, PR.

 

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The Killing SchoolInside the World’s Deadliest Sniper Program
St. Martin’s Press

As a SEAL sniper and combat veteran, Webb was tapped to revamp the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and ballistics software to create an entirely new course that continues to test the skills and even the best warriors. In this revealing new book, Webb takes readers through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught each dimension of their art.

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The Red CircleMy Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen
St. Martin's Press

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

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Navy SEALs BUD/S Preperation GuideA Former SEAL Instructor's Guide to Getting You Through BUD/S
St. Martin's Press

Retired Navy SEALs will take you inside the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training program to teach prospective Navy SEALs the ins and outs of the most rigorous military selection program in the world. The team at SOFREP is uniquely suited to write a program of instruction which walks would-be Special Operations troops through the course and tells them how to get from A to B and achieve their goals in the Special Operations community. Filled with entertaining anecdotes and an insider's knowledge, Navy SEALs BUD/S Preparation Guide is a must-read for prospective SEALs and armchair military enthusiasts everywhere.

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Operation Red WingsThe Rescue Story Behind Lone Survivor
St. Martin's Press

Operation Red Wings is an in-depth examination of the recovery mission to rescue Marcus Luttrell (Lone Survivor), filled with never-before-told details and shocking new revelations. Author Peter Nealen (former USMC Force Recon) and the team at SOFREP have an expansive network within the Special Operations community, providing them with access to exclusive interviews, after action reports, military intel and previously untold accounts of the rescue mission.

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The Syria ReportThe West's Destruction of Syria to Gain Control Over Iran
St. Martin's Press

Written by the team of Special Operations veterans at SOFREP, The Syria Report is a behind-the-scenes look at the roots of the drama and unrest that is unfolding in Syria. Based on information from sources within the intelligence community, using historical case studies and on-the-ground assets, author Kerry Patton reveals the secret history of U.S. involvement in the Middle East.

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Africa LostRhodesia's COIN Killing Machine
St. Martin's Press

Some of the most explosive combat in Special Operations history is almost completely unknown to the Western World. Everyone knows about Navy SEALs and Green Berets but nobody knows about the deep recce, sabotage, and direct action missions conducted by the Rhodesian SAS.

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Ranger KnowledgeThe All-Inclusive Study Guide for Rangers
St. Martin's Press

Written by a former 75th Ranger Regiment soldier, "Marty" will take you inside the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Program to teach prospective Special Operations soldiers the ins and outs of each unit's selection program.

My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps Brandon Webb shares his knowledge on how to make it through one of the toughest training programs for special operations in the world.

Lessons in Leadership Drawing upon his personal experiences as a Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb shares tips on how to develop mental toughness, consistently achieve strong performance, and maintain your calm while under pressure.



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Praise for The Killing SchoolThe Killing School reads like a screenplay for the most cinematic military adventure flick you’ve ever seen—except that every word of it is true. Brandon Webb is the real deal, and so are the four Spec Ops snipers whose exploits he traces with pulse-pounding detail.”
— Kris “Tanto” Paronto, former Army Ranger, GRS operator, and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 13 Hours

“An important piece of Naval Special Warfare history—and one hell of a gripping read!”
— Dakota Meyer, former USMC scout sniper, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Fire

“There were many reasons Chris Kyle (American Sniper) became the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. Brandon Webb’s contribution to the SEAL sniper course—their killing school—was a key factor in Chris’s journey.”
— Scott McEwen, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of American Sniper and American Commander

“Sure to scare the hell out of any terrorist in line for a well-placed sniper shot. The Killing School is a gritty behind-the-scenes look at what makes the modern sniper so lethally effective in combat.”
— Dick Marcinko, founder and first commanding officer of SEAL Team 6, author of the bestselling Rogue Warrior series

Praise for The Red Circle

"What you’re about to read is not just the making of a Navy SEAL sniper, but the story of one guy who went on to help shape the lives of hundreds of elite Special Operations warriors. Brandon has a great story to tell, and it is living proof that you can achieve anything you put your mind to."
—Marcus Luttrell, Navy SEAL and bestselling author of Lone Survivor

"Brandon’s story hits center mass! If you want to know what makes up the DNA of a Navy SEAL and have a behind-the-scenes look at the best sniper program in the world, then ‘hold 1 right for wind’ and read The Red Circle."
—Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief and bestselling author of American Sniper

"An impressive and well-written account of the most elite snipers in the world. Webb recounts with heartfelt and vivid description the training, trials, and heartache that are all costs of choosing this lifestyle. Like all true warriors, he does no chest thumping, but rather gives an honest account that proves that, after all, SEAL snipers are only human. The Red Circle is a great book."
—Howard E. Wasdin, Navy SEAL and bestselling author of SEAL Team Six

"A recounting of the hellish mental and physical tests required to earn a SEAL’s trident pin."
San Diego Union-Tribune