Brandon Webb is a combat-decorated Navy SEAL sniper turned entrepreneur. 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, and the CEO of SOFREP.com, a Military Culture, Foreign Policy and Defense news site with
millions of monthly readers.
After leaving home at 16 Brandon joined the US Navy to become a Navy SEAL.
His first assignment was as a helicopter Search & Rescue swimmer with HS-6. In 1997 his SEAL training package was approved; he joined over 200 students in BUD/S class 215 and went on to graduate as one of 23 originals that made the cut.
He served with SEAL Team 3, Naval Special Warfare Group One Training Detachment sniper cell, and the Naval Special Warfare Center sniper course as the Naval Special Warfare West Coast sniper Course Manager.
Over his navy career he completed four deployments to the Middle East and one to Afghanistan, and redeployed to Iraq in 2006–7 as a contractor in support of the US intelligence community.
An accomplished and proven leader, Brandon was meritoriously promoted to First Class Petty Officer, ranked #1 at the training Command while an instructor at sniper cell. Shortly after he was promoted his first time eligible to Chief Petty Officer.
He has received numerous distinguished service awards, including Top Frog at Team 3 for best combat diver, the Presidential Unit Citation (personally awarded 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 to spend more time with his kids and to focus on business and writing.
As an Entrepreneur Brandon crashed and burned his first start up in 2009.
After this experience he went on to and create Webb two brands: SOFREP Media (SOFREP.com) and Crate Club, and bootstrapped them to eight-figure revenue. He successfully exited the Crate Club in 2020 mid Pandemic when the company’s supply chain was disrupted.
He continues to run SOFREP Media as its CEO & Publisher.
SOFREP is a Military Culture, Defense & Foreign Policy News site read by millions monthly and is regularly featured on some of the largest news media sites in the world, from the BBC, New York Times, FOX, ABC, NBC, CNN, Newsweek and more.
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 work of fiction, a crime thriller, STEEL FEAR.
STEEL FEAR, is a high-seas thriller that follows the US navy’s first serial killer. Cold Fear is their second book set to publish in June of 2022 as the second book in the “Finn X” series.
Brandon studied at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s 2-year Owner President program. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and has served as an appointed member on the veterans advisory committee to the Small Business Administration (SBA).
He enjoys spending time with his tight circle of amazing kids, family and friends. When he’s not traveling or flying his planes upside-down, you can find him at home in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico.