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The Making of a Navy SEAL

The Making of a Navy SEAL

by Brandon Webb

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 Making of a Navy SEAL 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.

Ages
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 12
Lexile Measure
1020L
DRA
60
Guided Reading
Y
Publisher
MAC - MACMILLAN PUBLISHING
Number of Pages
208

About the Author

Brandon Webb

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