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 personal glimpse into the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.
But it is Webb’s distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy “sniper cell”—the 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 his ill-fated 2005 mission in Afghanistan as part of Operation Redwing. Kyle went on to become the U.S. military’s top marksman, with over 150 confirmed kills.
From his candid chronicle of the sniper course to his hair-raising encounters with Taliban and Al Qaeda forces to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and post-9/11 curricula, Webb gives us a rare look at the making of the special forces warriors who are at the forefront of today’s military.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press Inc. ( May 08, 2012 )
Item #: 13-583308
Product Dimensions: 6.125 x 9.25 inches
Product Weight: 21.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is a very good read. Brandon had a very interesting young man`s life in the Pacific Northwest and his life on a dive charter boat was very interesting. His decision to go into the Navy and become a SEAL and then go onto Seal Sniper School, his time in battle and finally his time as sniper school instructor made for a interesting read. He also refrences Marcus Luttrel and Chris Kyle and their books Lone Survior and American Sniper as also being great books to read.
THE RED CIRCLE, IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ. BRANDON WEBB KEEPS YOU GLUED TO THIS BOOK FROM PAGE 1 ON DIDN'T WANT IT TO END! HE MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR GOING THROUGH THE TRAINING AND MISSIONS WITH HIM. THIS BOOK IS A RE-READ X3! JUST A GREAT BOOK, GOD BLESS BRANDON AND THE WHOLE SEALS FAMILY. THEY ARE THE ELITE AND THANK GOD THEIR ON OUR SIDE.
Reviewer: Ej C