Howard E. Wasdin
Former Navy SEAL, Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Howard E. Wasdin is a former SEAL Team Six member. After graduating with BUD/S Class 143 he was a top sniper on SEAL Team Six. He was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his involvement in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993 known as Black Hawk Down.  In that conflict he was wounded three times and nearly lost a leg.  Howard served in the US Navy for twelve years before retiring due to injuries sustained in Somalia. He now lives in Georgia, where he is a practicing chiropractor and a leader in his community.  He has been awarded an Honor and induction into The Jeremiah Milbank Society by the National Boys and Girls Clubs of America.  This award was given for his contributions and making a difference at the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown.


In addition to treating more than 150 patients a week in his chiropractic clinic, Dr. Wasdin is a professional speaker and presents nationally on many topics including motivational, team-building, leadership, and overcoming adversity.


Howard has spoken for many organizations and corporations including, The American Chiropractic Association, Boy Scouts of America, Calvary Church, Cattlemen’s Association, Far West Equipment Dealers Association, Federal Court Advisory Committee for the District of Georgia, GE/Microsoft, GST Transport Systems/USAO, Member One Federal Credit Union, Palmer Chiropractic College and more.


Howard is co-author of SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper, a New York Times bestselling book for 22 weeks with 16 languages currently in print. The Young Adult edition of his first book, I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior has been officially nominated for Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 2013 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List. His most recent book, The Last Rescue: How Faith and Love Saved a Navy SEAL Sniper was published in 2014, and he has also co-authored the fictional series titled, SEAL Team Six Outcasts.


As an experienced warrior in Tactical Counter Terrorism, Howard also has made countless appearances on the topic on such television shows as America’s Book of Secrets, CBS News, CSPAN, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Fox and Friends, History Channel, Sean Hannity and Reader’s Digest. In addition to Time Magazine he has also done radio interviews on many stations to include CBS, WIND-FM, (WRKI) in CT and NY, and Wall Street Journal Digital Network.

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SEAL Team SixMemoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
St. Martin's Paperbacks

SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world.

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I Am a SEAL Team Six WarriorMemoirs of an American Soldier
St. Martin's Griffin

For young readers--a special edition of the bestseller SEAL Team Six.

When the Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six—a secret unit made up of the finest soldiers in the country, if not the world. I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior is the dramatic tale of how Howard Wasdin overcame a tough childhood to live his dream and enter the exciting and dangerous world of U.S. Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers.

Chronicles of the Elite Howard gives a rare behind-the-scenes account of his action-packed experiences as a member of America’s elite military force. He shares an insider’s perspective of the fascinating world of the Navy SEALS from the grueling selection and training processes to the deadly missions including the Battle of Mogadishu.

Read TIME Magazine’s interview with Dr. Howard Wasdin, and their review of SEAL Team Six. 

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"Everything was fabulous, what a GREAT and motivating speaker."
—Marcy Shiver Pope, Director of Communications and Hospital Relations, Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals

"TCC is so fortunate to have met and hosted [Dr. Howard Wasdin] on our campus. His passion and interest in making a difference in the Chiropractic profession was well received and applauded."
—Jackie Medina, Director of Development and Marketing, Texas Chiropractic College

"In a word….. WOW!!!!!! He was amazing. Everyone enjoyed his talk and was extremely moved by what he had to say...I have nothing but GREAT things to say about Howard….he is an inspiration to all of mankind."
—Paul Collins, Southern Christian Sportsmen's Devotional

"He was fantastic [and] made a huge impression on the crowd. He’s a very skilled presenter and was friendly, personable and professional throughout. He spoke with everyone, shook hands, [and] smiled for pictures. For the library, it was wonderful to reach out to a predominantly male audience, many of them former military... [and] many teens were there, too."
—Laurie Kincer, Readers' Advisory Specialist, Cuyahoga County Library

"Dr. Wasdin was very inspirational and people really enjoyed listening to him and meeting him."
—Ruth Strok, Business Administrator, Microsoft Health Solutions Group