BIG GAME ACTIVIST
Craig Sawyer, AKA “Sawman,” grew up near Houston, TX and got his tactical start in the U.S. Marine Corps. He 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
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 various tournaments, such as the Karate Olympics tournaments in Houston, TX and one year of formal boxing under Henry & Jim Harris.
All operations and activity while assigned to DEVGRU remain classified and are not represented here.
After serving in the Navy, Craig signed on as one of the “Original 33” Federal Air Marshals, who were in place prior to the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. Craig remained there for 5 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 the realm of “High-Threat, Mobile Security”, Craig ran the specialized teams responsible for providing security to:
U.S. Senators Hilary Clinton and John McCain
U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld
U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte
Other U.S. Ambassadors and various, key U.S. leaders
Other specialized training and experience in this area remains classified.
Craig remains operationally active in multiple roles. In addition, he often instructs various advanced training courses as Director of Training for Cowtown Training Division in Scottsdale, AZ and Solutions Group International out of Beverly Hills, CA, in addition to other tactical contract work.
In Hollywood, Craig has made a name for himself in many household and challenging shows:
Most frequent “Expert” on all five seasons of History Channel’s TOP SHOT
Team Leader and voice for Animal Planet’s BATTLEGROUND: RHINO WARS
Military Channel’s DEADLIEST TECH: SPEC OPS
History Channel’s SNIPER: DEADLIEST MISSIONS
History Channel’s (H2) TOP GUNS
Craig co-starred in a new movie for 2016, Army Dog, with Casper Van Dien
Virtually every major television news station and morning talk show, including THE TODAY SHOW, FOX & FRIENDS, MORNING JOE, CBS EVENING NEWS, FOX NEWS, THE DYLAN RADIGAN SHOW, etc.
In progress: Two new feature films going into production with Craig as Tach Advisor, Co-Producer, and/or Actor
GunnyTime season 2 is currently in production with Craig co-starring with R. Lee Ermey