Brandon is a former US Navy SEAL with over thirteen years active duty service. Most of his time was spent as a SEAL, but he served briefly as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator (AW) Helicopter/SAR swimmer before completing Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) training with class 215. His career involved combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. After his last deployment with SEAL TEAM THREE, he worked at the Naval Special Warfare Group One (NSWG1) Sniper Cell, then finished up his last assignment as the Naval Special Warfare Command Sniper Course Manager.
The intense three month long US Navy SEAL sniper program is one of the best courses in the world. As Course Manager, he graduated over 300 SEAL sniper students.
Graduates of the course include Chris Kyle, the most decorated sniper in US SOCOM (250+ confirmed kills) and his good friend Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor.
After the Teams, he swapped his primary weapon for a MacBook Pro and took up writing and entrepreneurship. Today, he is the Editor for Military.com’s Kit Up, Editor-in-Chief for SOFREP and co-author of The 21st Century Sniper (Skyhorse Publishing) and author of The Red Circle (St. Martin’s Press)
If he’s not hunting down the latest story, he’s kicking back in La Jolla, CA. You can check out his personal website at www.brandontylerwebb.com.