A THRILLING AND REVEALING MEMOIR BY THE FORMER HEAD INSTRUCTOR OF THE U.S. NAVY SEAL SNIPER COURSE
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.
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 his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising encounters and close calls with Taliban and Al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and post-9/11curricula and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb gives readers a rare look at the making of the special forces 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-and the men it forged into awesome protectors of America's freedom.
- April 10, 2012
- April 10, 2012