In this episode, Justin shares his journey of entering the Navy Seals, his struggle with PTSD, and the ways he is helping others. If you or a friend of yours is struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this conversation will offer you hope.
Justin Kyle Sheffield was Born on October 30, 1979, in San Angelo, Texas.
After high school, Justin followed his dream to become a Navy SEAL and enlisted in the Navy on February 8, 2000.
In 2014 Justin 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.
Senior Chief Sheffield has 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 the missions that he has conducted are still classified and clandestine. The most notable mission that has been declassified and published was the raid in Somalia that led to the hostage rescue of a female American citizen, and a Danish citizen. Senior Chief Sheffield was the team leader who planned the raid and led the jump, which has turned out to be the most difficult operation conducted by Seal Team Six to this day. He was the member of the unit who, after killing several of the hostage-takers, jumped on, protected with his body, and then picked up and carried to safety the American Hostage.
Senior Chief 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
- Assaulter, 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
Justin is now serving as President and CEO of All Eagles Oscar Foundation and lives in Texas with his wife Leslie and two boys Landon and Colton.
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