Brandon Webb is an American writer and digital media entrepreneur. He was born in the mountains of British Columbia Canada, where he spent his early childhood, and later moved to America with his family.
When not in school he spent most of his teenage years working on the recreational charter dive boat, “PEACE”, where he logged thousands of hours surfing and diving off the coast of California. He lived with his family in Ventura, California aboard their 47′ ketch “Agio”, and took several sailing trips with his family throughout Mexico and the South Pacific before leaving home at sixteen during a visit to the Island of Tahiti.
At nineteen Brandon joined the US Navy where he first served as a Helicopter Aircrew Search & Rescue (SAR) swimmer, and later as a US Navy SEAL. As a Naval aircrewman he was stationed with HS-6 at NAS North Island, and after being accepted for SEAL training, Webb graduated Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL class 215.
He later went on to serve with SEAL TEAM 3, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Training Detachment (sniper cell), and completed his last tour at the Naval Special Warfare Center (basic sniper course). Throughout his career he completed four deployments to the Middle East, one to Afghanistan and would later go back to Iraq in 2006-7 as a paramilitary contractor. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards throughout his career as a helicopter SAR crewman and Navy SEAL. His proudest accomplishment in the military was working as a course manager for the Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) sniper program. Brandon gave up a career in the Navy as a young Chief Petty Officer to spend more time with his children.
Webb studied at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for his Undergrad in Aeronautics, and he is an FAA instrument rated private pilot with just under 1000 logged flight hours.
Today Brandon is focused on pursuing his career in writing and business. He is the founder of Force12 Media, a digital media network that reaches millions of visitors monthly, and is the largest military content network on the Internet. Webb is the Editor of SOFREP.com, and serves as President of Force12 Media.
As the Editor of SOFREP.com he is regularly featured in international media, and has contributed to ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN, BBC, SIRIUS XM, The New York Times, and more. He is a New York Times bestselling author, and his writing has been published worldwide and optioned for film. His latest non-fiction work, Among Heroes (Penguin), will be published in May 2015.
Brandon enjoys spending time with his incredible children, surfing, skiing, and flying his Yak 52 upside-down. He resides in beautiful Lake Tahoe, Nevada.