HOW DID WE GET OUR NAME?
SOFREP (Special Operations Forces Report) was inspired by the military’s use of acronyms in formal communication traffic.
We formed in January 2012, due to a general lack of authentic military content in the world after we recognized an increased online interest in the post-9/11 world of Military and Special Operations.
SOFREP Media Group is part news and part entertainment (editorial, podcasts, and video). But most importantly, we are a strong online community.
Our company is a digital content and e-commerce ecosystem. Put simply, we produce great content that generates a loyal repeat audience, and then we offer them incredible products to purchase.
Audience Reach & Demographics
2020, Jan 1 - Apr 30
Time on page
Brandon Webb Founder & CEO
Alda Karen VP OF MARKETING
Andrew Budkofsky Chief Revenue Officer
Nick Coffman Editor-in-Chief
Cris Tagupa Tech Lead
Runar Thor Head of SEO
Stavros Atlamazoglou Managing Editor
Jacob Sotak Head of Commerce
what makes us
DIFFERENT FROM EVERYONE ELSE?
Our veteran editorial team has an average of ten years of military service and most have been deployed to an active combat zone.
We recognized a wide-spread lack of expertise in the modern news media landscape, especially in the case of Defense and Foreign Policy news. The 24-hour news cycle mostly killed off responsible and balanced journalism. We’ve all seen the same talking heads – a new category of “news celebrity” with no subject matter expertise – spinning things out of proportion all in the name of ratings.
Since we started, we have been the first to break many news stories of global and national significance, sometimes taking the hard and unpopular road in the process. Since 2012, we have covered and analyzed SOF like no one else – and for a good reason: our editorial team is comprised of American and Coalition military and Special Operations veterans.
Since our team first started doing news in 2012, we’ve been the first to break many news stories of National and Global significance. We were among the first to report on:
MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE BIN LADEN RAID: DELTA ASSAULT FORCE FLEW THROUGH HOSTILE AIRSPACE, ENEMY FIRE IN ISIS LEADER RAID
BREAKING: DELTA FORCE RAID KILLS LEADER OF ISIS
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DELTA FORCE AND SEAL TEAM SIX
AFTER 10 YEARS USMC OFFICIALLY EXONERATES MARSOC 7 FROM ACCUSATIONS OF WAR CRIMES
TOP 5 QUALIFICATIONS FOR CIA’S CLANDESTINE SERVICE
WHY THE WHITE HOUSE HASN’T RELEASED PHOTOS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN’S CORPSE
We are centrists, and believe that genuine solutions require realism and pragmatism, not a fixed or emotional viewpoint.
John F. Kennedy said it best: “Idealism without illusions.”
Our vision is to change the news and entertainment landscape. We’ve got the #1 ranked podcast in the Government category, award winning documentaries, and in 2020 we launched our own digital book publishing division.
From controversial developments in the SOF community, to operations gone wrong, to unknown details of SOF history, we shed light and provide insight with two simple but honest objectives: inform the public and effect change for the better.
This form of reporting is more valuable, and we need more of it today than ever before. Intelligent conversation, opposing views, and a back and forth debate is the environment we aim to create. It’s why you’ll see our writing team continuing to engage and push the conversation in the comments section.
Welcome to SOFREP.