Justin Kyle Sheffield was born on Oct. 30, 1979, in San Angelo, Texas, and enlisted in the Navy on Feb. 8, 2000 to pursue his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL.
As a SEAL, and eventaully a member of SEAL Team Six, Sheffield completed hundreds of combat operations and enemy engagements in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia. He is a recipient of the Silver Star, 6 Bronze Stars with valor for actions in combat, a purple heart, and a host of other medals and commendations.
Most of his missions are still classified and clandestine, however his most notable mission has been declassified, A raid in Somalia that led to the rescue of two hostages – a female American citizen and a Danish citizen. Sheffield was the team leader on this mission. He planned the operation and led the jump, fought and killed several hostage takers, physically shielded the American hostage with his own body before picking her up and carrying her to safety. To this day, this Somali mission is still considered to be the most difficult operation conducted by Seal Team Six.
In 2014, Sheffield was medically retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer and Warfare Operator of the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group, or SEAL Team Six.
Sheffield’s history and certifications include:
Assaulter – Sniper Team Leader, Seal Team Six, March 2005 – October 2014.
Deployments: Afghanistan x 7, Iraq, Somalia x 2, HOA
Assaulte – Sniper SEAL Team 8, September 2001-February 2005.
Deployments: Colombia, Mexico, Germany, and Afghanistan
BUD/S class 233, September 2000 – March 2001
Joined Navy February 8, 2000
Sheffield now serves as President and CEO of All Eagles Oscar Foundation and lives in Texas with his wife, Leslie and sons, Landon and Colton.
July 22nd, 2020 | Season 1 | 37 mins 29 secs
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