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Craig Sawyer, a Navy SEAL veteran, describes the personal inspirations and key people, from Bible warriors such as King David to a couple different SEAL Team chiefs that helped frame his character and mindset in the military.

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Video Transcription:

David:  If we had to sum up your military career as a chapter, were there some key experiences, key units, key people you met that helped framed up that chapter in your life?

Craig:  Yeah, there were a couple. There was a senior chief and a master chief that I found both the most motivating. They were both at SEAL Team One. That inspired me the most to become the best operator that I could. They were just good at everything, fantastic at everything that there was. I thought, “Man, I really want to be like those guys.”

Before I had gone into the SEAL teams, I grew up listening to stories about King David from the Bible and what a bad warrior that dude was, and just what a severe killer he was, and why he fought. That was my model. In my mind, in my heart, I wanted to be like that.

I’d been reading about the MACV-SOG operations in Vietnam, and the Navy SEALs that worked specifically in the Rung Sat Special Zone or what they called the Forest of Assassins. I thought, “Man, I want to stand next to those guys. I want to fight next to them.” One day, I want for them to look to their left and right, and when they see me next to them, I want them to be glad that Sawman is there and that to be a good thing like, “Oh, yeah, Sawman’s got my left side. We’re good tonight.”

That’s the contribution that I wanted to bring. That was my mindset while I was there.”



David Johnson

David Johnson is the show creator and host of “The David Johnson Show”, the YouTube video show for military veterans that gives a voice to veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. “The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities.

David served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ODA 085 & 086. Utilizing the G.I. Bill after his ETS, David graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and immediately started his career as a full-time entrepreneur.

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David Johnson

David Johnson is the show creator and host of “The David Johnson Show”, the YouTube video show for military veterans that gives a voice to veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. “The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities.

David served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ODA 085 & 086. Utilizing the G.I. Bill after his ETS, David graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and immediately started his career as a full-time entrepreneur.