The New York Times Best Seller
Why Write A Memoir?
My desire to write The Red Circle was originally inspired by “The Last Lecture ” by Randy Pausch and his dedication to his own family.
The Red Circle shares my personal story of dealing with adversity in a positive and constructive way. It’s written for my own family, who would otherwise not know what I was doing overseas or why when I was gone all the time. The book also passes on valuable leadership lessons learned during my time as a US Navy SEAL and raises awareness regarding the sacrifices made by the Patriotic families and Warriors of US SOCOM.
The Red Circle-A Memoir
The Red Circle is the true story of Brandon’s experiences leading up to the US Navy SEAL Teams and his work as the US Naval Special Warfare (Navy SEAL) Sniper Course as the head instructor (Course Manager). Starting with his colorful childhood growing up in a seafaring family, Brandon’s story continues through his grueling training at BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) and in Naval Special Operations. It takes us through his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan and his distinguished career designing new post-9/11 sniper training courses, to his employment with the operational branch of a three-letter US intelligence agency, concluding with his transition to the life of a private entrepreneur. In the process, the book provides a rare and personal look at the inner workings of the US military through the eyes of a US Navy SEAL.
At the age of 16, Brandon Webb had a fight with his dad that got him thrown out of the house—only in his case, “the house” happened to be a small boat anchored off Tahiti. As a teenager who lacked even a driver’s license, negotiating the 6,000 miles back to California was the beginning of a journey that would ultimately lead to a distinguished career on the harrowing frontiers of post-modern warfare.
Surrounded by friends whose lives drifted between surfing and crystal meth, Brandon elected to join the Navy, where he trained initially as an Aircrew Search & Rescue Swimmer and eventually as a US Navy SEAL. Following the events of 9/11, he went on to manage the SEAL sniper course, designing new curricula and training a generation of SEAL graduates who became some of the most accomplished snipers of the 21st century. One of these includes Marcus Luttrell, New York Times best-selling author of Lone Survivor. In Lone Survivor, Luttrell credits Webb’s training with his own survival during his ill-fated 2005 mission in Afghanistan as part of Operation Red Wing, which resulted in the single greatest death toll within the SEAL ranks.
Intimate and intelligent, candid and at times shocking, Navy SEAL Sniper opens a unique window into issues of peace and war, life and death, order and chaos in the 21st century. It also provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most difficult military training courses in the world.
Autographed copies are only available through The Red Circle Foundation and at exclusive speaking events. -Brandon
Praise for “The Red Circle”
“Brandon’s story hits center mass! If you want to know what makes up the DNA of a Navy SEAL and have a behind-the-scenes look at the best sniper program in the world, then hold 1 right for wind and read The Red Circle.”
— Chris Kyle, SEAL Team 3 Chief, sniper and bestselling author of American Sniper
“Another forceful statement from the Brotherhood of SEALs, Brandon Webb’s The Red Circle illustrates why he wanted to be a SEAL, what it takes to be a SEAL, how you survive the life of a SEAL, and the value of mind over matter. A valuable read for anyone aspiring to reach goals that seem unattainable—in any walk of life.”
— CDR Richard Marcinko, USN (Ret.), founding father and first commanding officer of SEAL Team Six, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rogue Warrior
“There are a lot of people out there who are alive today because of the efforts, skill, and dedication of Brandon and others like him. His training saved my life. What you’re about to read is not just the making of a Navy SEAL sniper, but the story of one guy who went on to help shape the lives of hundreds of elite special forces warriors.”
— Marcus Luttrell, author of the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor
“The characters in this book are America’s finest and they will remind you that freedom is not free: it has to be protected, and at great sacrifice to a select few at the tip of the spear. The Red Circle will also remind you that in life, sports, and business, you have a job to do. Brandon’s story will compel you to get that job done and get it done right. I couldn’t put it down.”
— Kevin Kouzmanoff, Major League Baseball Player and former Third Baseman for the San Diego Padres.
“The story of today’s Navy SEALs is Brandon Webb’s to tell, and The Red Circle does it masterfully. This definitive work at once proves and explodes the myths behind Navy Special Warfare and the men who meet its challenges. Strap in for a wild ride.”
— CDR Ward Carroll, USN (ret.), Editor of Military.com
“The Red Circle beautifully captures the author’s introspection, humor, and lion-hearted daring. A riveting true-life adventure story, told with frankness and skill.”
— Pat Kilbane, actor (MADtv, Seinfeld, Semi-Pro, Dark Secrets) and author of The Brain-Eater’s Bible
“The Red Circle book personifies all that is great within the Naval Special Warfare community. It’s all true (even the stories about me!), and most importantly it shows the reader that there is no one thing that makes a good operator or reliable frogman in the field. We all come from different backgrounds and leave that past behind to focus on mission success and the well being of one another in combat. On more than one occasion, I trusted my life to Brandon and always felt better knowing he had my back. Some of the stories he tells here are hilarious, and all are told from the heart—and in true team guy fashion, with no mercy! These are the stories from behind the SEAL platoon walls that the books always leave out—until now.”
— Chris Osman, former SEAL, co-author of SEALs: The US Navy’s Elite Fighting Force
The New York Times Best Seller
Written by the team of former Special Operations warriors who run SOFREP.com, here is the definitive account of what happened before, during, and after the deadly Benghazi attack.
On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack. For the next four months, Webb and his team at SOFREP.com, the world’s premier Special Ops website, embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what happened to their countrymen, as well as the roles played by the Obama administration, State Department, and CIA. Drawing on unmatched sources, they spoke to individuals who would talk to no one else, including fellow Special Operations team members familiar with the African theatre, and well-placed contacts in the Washington intelligence community. This is their report–an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya.
This is a book career bureaucrats and politicians don’t want you to read. It exposes the current game of political musical chairs with regards to accountability in Washington, and highlights a failed foreign policy strategy that carries over from one administration to the next.
Navy SEAL Tips Series
An AMAZON Best Seller
The Navy SEAL Sniper in the twenty-first-century is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter’s blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill.
My main goal for writing this book was to provide a forward looking “insiders” perspective of the sniper community. Plenty of books have been written on the topic, but only a select few have been written by actual snipers who understand the job. Imagine reading a book on medicine written by someone with no medical experience. I was also fortunate enough to have my best friend, and fellow SEAL Glen Doherty (KIA Benghazi Libya Sept. 11th, 2012) as a fellow author on the project. Without Glen this book would never have been finished. I hope you enjoy it and thanks for all the support.
Among Heroes (Working Title) Simon & Schuster Late 2013/Early 2014 release
This book is about my close friends and teammates who sacrificed their lives defending America. It’s their story and will cover their heroic and inspirational life achievements, told as only someone who served with them can.