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CHRISTOPHER HAGERMAN is a retired United States Navy SEAL. Hagerman attended American Military University and completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security - Emergency and Disaster Management in 2007. Born and raised in California, Christopher has always had a love of the outdoors, especially the water.
Hagerman joined the Navy in 1996. He graduated Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in Coronado, California with Class 211. He was awarded the Trident as a Navy SEAL in 1998. During his honorable career, he served with SEAL Delivery Team 2 and SEAL Team 2 while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Officer Hagerman served as a Navy SEAL Sniper and Special Operations Combat Medic, graduating from the U.S. Army Special Forces Combat Medical School (18-Delta).
Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. They reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
MIKE RITLAND joined the Navy in 1996 and graduated with BUD/S class 215. After years as a member of SEAL Team 3, he became a BUD/S instructor and then started his own company to train dogs for the SEAL teams. Today he continues to supply working and protection dogs to a host of clients, including the U.S. government and Department of Defense. He also started the Warrior Dog Foundation to help retired Special Operations dogs live long and happy lives after their service.
SOFREP.com is the #1 site on the Internet for news and information as it relates to the Special Operations and Intelligence community. In a very short time, SOFREP has become a legitimate source of alternative non partisan news media. The editors of SOFREP are from the US military Special Operations and Intelligence communities, and most have over a decade of operational experience that sets them apart from typical journalists.
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 twenty-first 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.
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