Before he could forge a band of elite warriors ... he had to become one himself.
Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.
Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors - including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle - that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan.
Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.
From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the 21st century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military.
Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Red Circle provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.
A portion of proceeds from this book will go towards The Red Circle Charitable Foundation, which helps families of fallen Special Operations Warriors.
About the authors:Brandon Webb is a former U.S. Navy SEAL; his last assignment with the SEALs was Course Manager for the elite SEAL Sniper Course, where he was instrumental in developing new curricula that trained some of the most accomplished snipers of the 21st century. Webb has received numerous distinguished service awards, including the Presidential Unit Citation and the Navy Commendation Medal with a "V" for "Valor", for his platoon's deployment to Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks. He is editor for Military.com's blog Kit Up, SOFREP's Editor in Chief, and a frequent national media commentator on snipers and related Special Operations Forces military issues.
John David Mann, who collaborated with Webb in writing The Red Circle, is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times best seller Flash Foresight and the international best seller The Go-Giver.
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Brandon Webb describes his life with just enough detail to keep the reader engaged without over doing it and loosing the reader. The extras in the audio book are priceless.
And as Brandon says in the book, "Don't judge a book by it's cover.".
Having read the work Chris Kyle and Marcus Lutrell, Brandon Webb fills in some of the blanks in the training that these incredible soldiers/heroes must undertake.
In-site and author's notes before EACH chapter, plus other items not in printed version.
Webb, first hand accounts of his deployments and life.
Thanks for opening up, and taking time to put this book together!
The story was engaging from first chapter to the last acknowledgements. Looking forward to future writing from the amazing team and successful civilian activities mentioned in the book.
Excellent listen Brandon as a truck driver it helps break up the day listening to your story and from a business point of view I can incorporate alot of your thoughts and training techniques into my small business. great book and thank you for you're service to our country. God bless.
Amazing. Can't put it into any other words. Just buy it and listen and enjoy. Thank you Mr. Web for all you've done to protect our liberty and for this book.
I can't imagine the countless lives Brandon has saved because of his attention to detail as sniper instructor. This a great memoir of his life and service. He tells a few bonus stories at the end that had me laughing pretty hard about Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle.
Say something about yourself!
True example of Excellence in action.
Highly recommend listen. I have hardback and Audio is MUCH MORE!
MORE inside stories.
Must have in your library if you are a Leader, Trainer, or desire to just be damn better.
One of my favorites! I learned a lot about leadership, great leadership in Brandon Webb's book The Red Circle that I plan to implement not only in my business but in my personal life as well. I highly recommend this book!
Great story. The narrator was a good fit for the book. Hearing from the actual author was an excellent touch.
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