Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL. He finished his time in the Navy as the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Course Manager where he was in charge of all instructors, students, budget and curriculum for the SEAL’s elite sniper program. He is a passionate Entrepreneur, and has bootstrapped two multi-million dollar brands in the last 8 years. SOFREP Media (military streaming network) and the Crate Club (Men’s subscription survival box), which he successfully exited in early 2020. He is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and Harvard Business School OPM class of 56.
After leaving home at 16 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 SEAL training package was approved, and he joined over 200 students in class 215, and went 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 the Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC) sniper course; where he served as the Naval Special Warfare west coast sniper Course Manager. In this role he was responsible for managing budget, staff, and students for the sniper school. Throughout his career he completed four deployments to the Middle East, one to Afghanistan and deployed to Iraq in 2006-7 as an OGA contractor. His proudest accomplishment in the military was working as the SEAL sniper course manager, a schoolhouse that has produced some of the best snipers in military history.
An accomplished and proven leader, Brandon was meritoriously promoted to First Class Petty Officer, ranked #1 in the Command, while assigned to Training Detachment sniper cell. Shortly after, he was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7) his first time eligible. He has received numerous distinguished service awards including, Top Frog at Team 3, 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 children and focus on entrepreneurship.
As an entrepreneur, after losing first business, and entire life savings, he went on to found two brands, SOFREP.com and CrateClub.com and boot-strapped them to 8-figure revenue. He successfully exited Crate Club in 2020.
Brandon is regularly featured in the media as a military and business subject matter expert. He has contributed to ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, CNN, the BBC, SIRIUS XM, MSNBC, Fox, The New York Post, and The New York Times.
Webb is a multiple New York Times bestselling author. His books include, The Red Circle (St. Martin’s Press), The Killing School (St. Martin’s Press), Among Heroes (Penguin-Random House), Total Focus, How to Make Better Decisions Under Pressure (Penguin-Random House), The Power of Thought (Self published), and Mastering Fear, a Navy SEAL’s Guide (Penguin-Random House). Several additional titles have been released within the young adult category.
Brandon attended undergrad studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Harvard Business School’s Executive Program for business owners. He is a member of the New York YPO (Young Presidents Organization) chapter, and served as an appointed board member on the veterans advisory committee to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
He enjoys spending time with his tight circle of amazing family & friends, being outdoors, and flying planes upside-down or on floats. He splits his time between his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Manhattan, NY.