Craig Sawyer, AKA “Sawman,” grew up near Houston, TX. He got his tactical start in the U.S. Marine Corps, then quickly transitioned to the U.S. Navy to pursue high-level Special Operations as a U.S. Navy SEAL. As an Operator at SEAL Team One, Craig gained critical combat experience in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, resulting in decoration for “Heroic Service.” Those operations included the capturing of the very first prisoners of the war, CSAR (Combat Search And Rescue) Operations, Sniper Operations, Reconnaissance Operations, Counter-Mine Operations, and FAV (Fast Attack Vehicle) Operations.
After returning from Desert Storm, Craig served as a SEAL Sniper Instructor until being promoted to DEVGRU. While serving at SEAL Team One, Craig fought in various Martial Arts tournaments in South-East Asia, as well as SCARS (Special Combat Aggressive Reaction System) hand-to-hand training under Jerry Peterson and Lew Hicks. These experiences built upon his Martial Arts history of fighting in various tournaments, such as the Karate Olympics tournaments in Houston, TX.
After serving in the Navy, Craig signed on as one of the “Original 33” Federal Air Marshals, who were in place before the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. Craig remained there for five years, reaching the management rank of J-Payband ATSAC (GS-14). At that point, Craig began contracting in the various combat zones, running tactical teams and protecting high-level U.S. Dignitaries.
In 2004 and 2005, Craig was selected to serve as Agent In Charge (AIC) of High-Threat Mobile Security operations in war zones for the U.S. Department of State, responsible for the mobile teams covering all stationed and visiting U.S. Chief of Mission personnel in the region. Some of those dignitaries included U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte, and other U.S. Ambassadors and key leaders.
Craig remains operationally active in multiple roles. Additionally, he often instructs various advanced training courses under his Tactical Insider banner.
In the entertainment industry, Craig has made a name for himself by appearing across the History Channel, Military Channel, The Today Show, Fox & Friends, Fox News, CBS Evening News, Morning Joe, and more.
Most recently, Craig launched Veterans For Child Rescue. It’s a task force of senior veterans of the counter-terrorist, intelligence, federal law enforcement, international counter-poaching, and film & television communities dedicated to exposing and helping combat abusive child sex trafficking rings to create a brighter future for the children. Keep up with Craig on Facebook and Parler