Brandon Webb is a combat-decorated Navy SEAL sniper and, with the changing tides, turned innovative entrepreneur. During his last tour 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, entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School alumni.
“Bullets, like life, don’t go back in the gun.’ So we have to make every shot count.”-The Red Circle
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 west coast sniper course manager.
Over his navy career he completed four deployments to the Middle East and one to Afghanistan. He deployed to Iraq in 2006–7 as a contractor in support of the US intelligence community.
An accomplished and proven leader, he was meritoriously promoted to the rank of E6 when ranked #1 at the training command sniper cell. Shortly after he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer while serving as the sniper course manager.
Brandon has received numerous distinguished service awards, including Top Frog at Team 3 for best combat diver, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal with “V” device for valor in combat.
He ended his navy career early to spend more time with his family and to focus on entrepreneurship and writing.
As an Entrepreneur Brandon crashed and burned his first start up in 2009, then went on to and create two brands: SOFREP Media (SOFREP.com) and Crate Club. He bootstrapped these to eight-figure revenue and successfully exited the Crate Club in 2020. He continues to oversee SOFREP Media as its founder.
SOFREP is a Military Culture, Defense & Foreign Policy News site read by millions monthly.
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 collaborative work of fiction, STEEL FEAR. This has now turned into the Finn series with Random House which includes Cold Fear, and Blind Fear (2023 release).
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.