“I tune in to Force12’s sites because I feel connected to their sites, and I get all the latest on military gear, books, and movies I like. Their Spec Ops TV channel also kicks Cable TV’s ass when it comes to military content.”

John Bush, Owner of Pork Slope Bar, Brooklyn NY

“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.” – David Ogilvy

We get Ogilvy and we know digital. It has to be more than a pretty picture. Advertising must drive consumer activation to be effective.

We don’t just put up banners. We test, adjust, then swing for the fences for our partners.

Custom editorial, banner, radio, social media and video coupled with extensive testing and research with our own digital campaign test lab. Because long-term relationships are important to us, and our success depends on your success.

“The difficult done immediately. The impossible done by appointment only.”

Force12 Network Brand Partners

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SOFREP.com

Apolitical news & analysis exclusively delivered by former military and Special Operations experts, SOFREP has emerged as the most respected website covering all things military, domestic security, and foreign policy. Our editorial coverage is often cited by The New York Times, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, Business Insider, The Blaze, BBC, San Diego UT and more. We break stories that make editors at the Times, Journal and Post wince.

The Spec Ops Channel

The Spec Ops Channel is hosted on SpecialOperations.com features authentic and original video content produced by military Special Ops veterans. The online channel features hit series like “Inside The Team Room” and “The DEVGRU Files”. Real stories produced by real Operators.

FighterSweep.com

Fighter Sweep is dedicated to military and general aviation enthusiasts across the globe. Insider aviation news, photos, and incredible in-the-cockpit video by former and active duty military aviators.

The Loadout Room

Authentic gear, and adventure lifestyle blog. Most gear reviews these days are paid reviews written by some hipster in New York whose idea of adventure is taking the 1 Train subway to work. Our equipment tests are done by former Special Operations & Outdoor professionals. Featuring the hottest gear for the camping, shooting and outdoor sports. Extreme reviews for the everyday adventurer.

The Arms Guide

The Arms Guide is the place to learn about all things firearms in a friendly and professional setting. Topics range from concealed carry tips, Second Amendment, how to be proficient, home defense, and more.

SOFREP Radio

SOFREP Radio is the most listened show in the Government category on iTunes. Join us as we discuss important issues and events that every guy cares about but can’t hear anywhere else. On Time, On Target.

Inside the Team Room Radio

Inside the Team Room Radio, presented by The Spec Ops Channel, takes you into the world of Special Operations, with entertaining content from former and active duty unit members.

WilkowMajority.com

The Wilkow Majority can be heard live Monday-Friday on SiriusXM Patriot 125. Andrew Wilkow works every day to make The Wilkow Majority the most popular program offered by SiriusXM radio, because it’s based in one thing and one thing only and that is…rational thought.

SOFREP Publishing Label with St. Martin’s Press

Interested in Publishing Your Book With Us?

If you’re former military, honorably discharged and interested in publishing your story under our label, then please tell us about yourself, your background and qualifications, and your book.

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Crate Club Presented by SOFREP

SOFREP Crate Club

Premium, high end gear.

Exclusive premium gear. Curated by former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Special Ops guys. The Club has limited slots and once new slots open up, they fill quickly from the ever growing waiting list. We work closely with high end vendors to acquire the best gear out there.

SOFREP Crate Club

Exclusive gear hand picked by Spec Ops Guys delivered monthly.

Good things come in small packages. This Crate contains curated tactical oriented items delivered to your door monthly, hand picked by our team of Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Special Ops guys.

SOFREP Book Club

SOFREP Crate Club

This isn’t just a book club.

Titles are hand picked by former Special Ops guys and delivered monthly. Often times these are advance copies, so members get them first. Beyond the book, the Club offers invites to special events and exclusive access to online Q & A sessions with the authors. Membership has its advantages.

 

About Force12 Media

The Beaufort scale is used to measure weather conditions, and was devised in 1805 by Rear Admiral Francis Beaufort, an Irish Royal Navy officer. A Force 12 storm on the Beaufort scale is equivalent to a hurricane-force storm. We are the fastest growing, only veteran owned and operated, military and outdoor content network on the Internet. Welcome to the new digital Media revolution. Media by Storm.

Mission & Values

Our Vision

To create the best, direct to consumer, content across our digital brands in Foreign Policy News, and Military Lifestyle & Entertainment.

Core Values

People FirstWe take care of our audience, sponsors, partners, and our friends and family. This gives us a strong foundation in all we do.

Honesty & IntegrityBoth are valued in everything we do, and we see doing the right thing and brutal honesty as competitive advantages.

No LimitsWe see endless possibilities to what we can create together. We are solution-based thinkers, welcoming new ideas and personal growth.

Giving BackWe are committed to giving back to military and civic charitable causes that align with our core values. We want to help make America a better place to live.

Our Team

Brandon Webb
Brandon WebbCEO
Brandon Webb is a former Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He finished his last tour as the head sniper instructor at the Naval Special Warfare Center, a course that graduated some of the best snipers in the world. Brandon studied at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he obtained his FAA instrument pilot rating. After leaving the navy and finding a passion for writing he saw an opportunity to build a network of digital properties containing authentic content, today this has grown into Force12 Media, a veteran-owned digital media company. Brandon is a New York Times bestselling author, and is regularly featured as a military expert on CNN, FOX, ABC news, the BBC and more. He. enjoys the outdoors, flying his Yak 52 upside down and spending time with his amazing kids.
Ben Madden
Ben MaddenCOO
Prior to joining Force12 Media, Ben was President of Alpha Media Group, publisher of Maxim and maxim.com since 2007. He joined Alpha Media Group from Media Networks, a division of Time Inc., where he served as the Vice President of Sales and directed the largest advertising sales staff at Time Inc. Previously, Madden was Publisher at Reader’s Digest, where he won many distinctions. Madden is active in endurance athletics pursuits such as triathlons, open water swimming and off-road ultra marathons.
Jason Kenitzer
Jason KenitzerDirector of Digital Brands
Prior to joining Force12 Media, Jason was a driving force behind brand and project graphics for Oakley, Inc. During his almost decade long tenure, he worked with high caliber athletes such as Shaun White, designed artwork for global initiatives such as the Olympics and worked consistently with Oakley Defense. In addition to his love for fine art and graphic design, Kenitzer is passionate about solving problems and building, whether is is brand related or in life. He enjoys getting lost in the Pacific Northwest, traveling across the world, and spending time with his kids, encouraging the pursuit of their dreams.
Jack Murphy
Jack MurphyEditor-in-Chief, SOFREP
Jack Murphy served eight years in two Army Special Operations units, the 75th Ranger Regiment and 5th Special Forces Group, as an Anti-Tank gunner, Sniper, Team Leader, and the Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Special Forces ODA. After completing three combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, he left the Army to attend Columbia university. Jack has a BA in Political Science from Columbia, co-founded SOFREP.com and has reported on the ground for SOFREP from Switzerland, Iraq, and Syria.
Nick Cahill
Nick CahillMedia Director
Nick Cahill is our video and photo guru. He’s an adventure junkie and world traveler with an eye for a great pic. You can see his original work on the Force12 Network, and you can find out more about him on his website at CahillFilms.com. Nick also landed a cover shot for National Geographic that is set to publish in Fall 2015.
Ian Scotto
Ian ScottoExecutive Producer, Radio
Ian Scotto is the producer and a host on SOFREP Radio, the #1 ranked podcast in its category, where all things Special Operations are covered with Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy. You’ll also find him working on The Wilkow Majority and producing Senator Bill Bradley’s American Voices for SiriusXM.
Desiree Huitt
Desiree HuittManaging Editor, SOFREP
Desiree Huitt is a Army Veteran serving 11 years as a Military Intelligence officer and prior to OCS as a combat medic. During her deployment to Iraq in 2008, she influenced strategic operations at the highest level as a Red Team Member. She is a graduate from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies. In 2011 she left the Army to start a family and small consulting firm. Currently she lives on a small farm in central Texas with her family.
Cris Tagupa
Cris TagupaWeb Developer & Site Network Manager
Cris is a web developer with a huge passion for building websites. He has more than 4 years of experience as an IT Professional, specializing in Front End Development and WordPress Development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, graduating Magna cum Laude. He’s currently based in the Philippines.
Mark Hill
Mark HillTech & Web Support
Mark’s our all around guy, he mainly does tech and web support. He’s been in the industry for several years now. He’s a passionate Marine Biologist from the Philippines who loves exploring his local scenery. When he’s not answering support he’s on his bike roaming around the local trails.
Scott Witner
Scott WitnerEditor, The Loadout Room
Scott Witner is a former Marine Infantryman. He Served with 2ndBn/8th Marines and was later attached to the 24th MEU(SOC) during a deployment to the Mediterranean. He has received training in Desert Warfare at 29 Palms, Mountain Warfare/Survival School in Bridgeport California, Korean Mountain Warfare school in Pohang Korea, and Jungle Warfare in Okinawa Japan. Scott has also cross trained with the Korean ROK Marines, French Foreign Legion Parachute Regiment, and the British Royal Marines. After Leaving the Marine Corps Scott has pursued a career in Information Technology as a Network Analyst.
Mark Miller
Mark MillerEditor, The Arms Guide
Mark Miller is a Green Beret who served in Afghanistan and a number of other live fire locations. He’s a poet-warrior in the classic sense, a casual hero and a student of science.

Advisory Board

Betsy Morgan
Betsy Morgan
Betsy Morgan is a digital media executive who loves to disrupt. Most recently she was the CEO of Glenn Beck’s multimedia news and information network, TheBlaze. Before that Betsy was the first CEO of The Huffington Post, which successfully exited to Aol in 2011. Betsy started her career at CBS in television back in the Dark Ages. She believes in innovative voices on all sides of the media landscape. She advises many startups and companies including Sidewire, LearnVest, Zemanta, TheSkimm and GoldieBlox. Betsy lives in New York City and skis and runs whenever she can, which is not nearly often enough. Best TV show ever? Friday Night Lights.
Bill Ludwig
Bill Ludwig
Bill Ludwig is the former CEO of Campbell Ewald, where he served as brand champion for some of the country’s most recognized marketers, including Alltel Wireless, Carrier, Centers for Disease Control, Chicken of the Sea, Chevrolet, Ghirardelli, The Hartford, Kaiser Permanente, LA Tourism, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Olympic Paint and Stain, OnStar, PIMCO, USAA, the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Postal Service.

During a career at Campbell Ewald spanning almost 30 years, he has been on the receiving end of just about every award in the industry, and has also worked in the trenches as a copywriter and in C-level suites as the agency’s Chief Creative Officer.

Bill was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement, served as the U.S. judge at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, is a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors and is a Wall Street Journal Creative Leader.

Sally Lyndley
Sally Lyndley
Sally Lyndley is a Texas-born fashion stylist living in a sleepy surfer town in SoCal. She has had the privilege to work with some of the most powerful people in the industry, including Anna Wintour at US Vogue, Donatella Versace and the legendary photographer Patrick Dermachelier. Sally has contributed to several fashion magazines over the years, like Love Magazine, V, US Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, POP, British GQ and Dazed & Confused. Her celebrity styling roster includes Drew Barrymore, Victoria Beckham, David Beckham and Kristen Wiig. She loves The Muppets, Alaia and monster trucks.
George K. Kollitides, II
George K. Kollitides, II
Mr. Kollitides has over 23 years of experience in acquisitions, strategy, operations and finance and is an experienced leader with proven results. He is responsible for underwriting and investing billions of dollars of primary and secondary debt and equity investments in dozens of companies with revenues of less than $50M to over a $1.0B and has played a significant role as the Principal, CEO/President, or Chairman/Lead Director in numerous investment situations. He has served on a significant number public and private company and non-profit boards.
Mr. Kollitides is currently the Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Aegis Capital Advisors, LLC, a merchant bank, which acquires and operates middle market companies. In addition to his roles with Aegis and Force 12 Media, he is also Chairman of the Board of Tier 1 Group, the Lead Director for adMarketplace, a Senior Advisor to Novo Precision and a Senior Advisor to the Remington Outdoor Co. (“Remington”) and Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”).

Mr. Kollitides received an MBA in Finance and Management of Organizations from Columbia Business School in 1998 and a BA in Economics with a Minor in Government and Law from Lafayette College in 1991.

Mr. Kollitides is 45 and resides in New Canaan, CT with his wife Karen and their three sons.

Will De Rose
Will De Rose
Will De Rose is a +10yr advertising and marketing veteran working in the digital space. He develops strategies and campaigns for top tier clients that include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Nestle. He has worked at leading media agencies such as Carat, Universal McCann, Zenith and Initiative. Currently Will leads digital strategy at PHD for clients such as The Economist, The Guardian, among others. Will serves on the advisory board to Force12Media where he advises on marketing, product development and ad revenue.
Frank Farrell
Frank Farrell
Frank Farrell is a founding partner of Bentley & Farrell. As a longtime executive recruiter, Frank started his business career in retail, working with Ralf Shockey & Associates, a preeminent retail/merchandising firm. From there he worked at Time Inc., where he headed up special ventures in the Books Division.

He joined Heidrick & Struggles in 1971, where he became the #1 producer for the firm for 8 years and was a co-founder of the New York office. He left to start his own boutique recruiting firm, Farrell & Phin, which he ran with great success for nearly 20 years. Following these ventures, he became President of Nordeman Grimm. A former Marine, Farrell graduated from NYU. He and his wife Kelly live in Wilton, CT and Cape Cod, MA and have three grown children. He is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity.

Kamal Ravikant
Kamal Ravikant
Kamal Ravikant is a former U.S. Army 11 Bravo, serial tech entrepreneur, bestselling author, and Managing Partner at Evolve VC, an early stage Venture Capital fund. He is passionate about helping Veterans become great entrepreneurs.
Matt Meeker
Matt Meeker
Matt Meeker is co-founder and CEO of Bark & Co, the New York based company dedicated to making dogs & their people happy. Matt oversees all aspects of the company and it’s various lines of business, including BarkBox, BarkPost, BarkShop and BarkLive.

In 2002, Matt co-founded Meetup.com where he currently serves as an advisor. Prior to Bark & Co Matt was Entrepreneur in Residence at DogPatch Labs, a New York-based startup incubator run by Polaris Ventures. He currently serves as a Venture Partner at Resolute VC.

Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Tiffany and their Great Dane, Hugo.

Brand Ambassadors

Dakota Meyer
Dakota Meyer
Dakota Meyer is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the first living United States Marine in 41 years to be so honored. He advises Force12 Media on veterans issues and writes on about those issues on SOFREP.com
Mike Ritland
Mike Ritland
Mike Ritland fought as a Navy SEAL in Operation Iraqi Freedom and other deployments. He is also the founder of Trikos International, a company that provides private protection dogs to companies and high-net-worth individuals. He created Warrior Dog Foundation with the sole purpose of giving back to the Navy SEAL and Special Operations community. He is a New York Times bestselling author for his book, Team Dog.
Nick Irving
Nick Irving
Nick Irving is a former US Army Ranger who served his entire military career within the ranks of 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Nick’s career took off when he became a sniper. During his time as a sniper, he earned the titles Sniper Team Leader, Master Sniper, and The Reaper. He is a New York Times bestselling author for his book, The Reaper.
John Bush
John Bush
John has bartended all over the world. John’s passion in photography and music have taken him to more than 50 countries, as he toured the world with NOFX, Green Day, The Offspring, Rancid, The Foo Fighters and the Vans Warped Tour. John has eagerly soaked up every experience that he could, ultimately leading him to be the guy that you want on the other side of a bar. John lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife Angelica and is a diehard Yankees fan.
Eric Davis
Eric Davis
Eric Davis represents a new breed of intelligence operative emerging from the Special Ops community. He is a former Navy SEAL sniper instructor, technical and physical surveillance specialist, human performance expert.

Davis is the founder and CEO of Average Frog, a company focused on delivering the situational awareness, transparency and knowledge required to live a good life and lead others to do the same.

As a lifelong gear fanatic, Davis also spends time writing for Force 12 media allowing him to share his unique perspective and design on how to always “Be prepared for adventure”.

Eric lives in Southern California with his family and is working on his first book with F12 titled, “Raising Men”.

Brent Burns
Brent Burns
Brent Burns is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2003. Burns was named the best defenceman at the 2008 World Championships as he helped Canada to a silver medal.

In July 2009, Burns married his longtime girlfriend, Susan Holder. The couple welcomed their first child, a seven-pound, 11-ounce girl named Peyton Gabriann, on March 31, 2010. On June 23, 2011, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Jagger Stephen Patrick.

Brent is a huge supporter of all things military, and a regular listener to Force12 Media’s SOFREP radio channel where’s he’s also appeared a guest of the show.