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Like a Warrior.
I’m Chris Sajnog (pronounced Sigh-Nog), the bestselling author of 'How to Shoot Like Navy SEAL' and 'Navy SEAL Shooting'.
After retiring from the Navy and opening Center Mass Group, LLC, my scheduling quickly filled up with running courses for the military and law enforcement teams.
I received hundreds of emails each week from civilians wanting to learn how to shoot, but I couldn’t help them due to my busy schedule.
I’ve grown from training elite students to becoming the premier firearms instructor-trainer in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.
Being an innovative instructor is my passion.
I was born at the start of 1970 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I am the younger of two brothers and had a pretty rough childhood that led me to join the Navy in March 1989.
When I joined the Navy, I didn’t even know what SEALs were – I joined to become a Hospital Corpsman and then went straight to dive school in Panama City, FL where I became the class's honor graduate and the first E-3 in the Navy to be designated a Diving Medical Technician (DMT).
My first two tours were both assigned to assist SEALs, first in Panama City at the dive locker and then in Puerto Rico at the training unit. I was due to transfer again and enjoyed hanging out with Team-Guys so much, I decided to become one myself and graduated BUD/S with class 199.
From there I went to a bunch of schools and ended up at SEAL Team 2 in Virginia. After several deployments and a bunch more schools I transferred to San Diego where I was asked to write the curriculum for the Sniper training program.
A few commands and few deployments later I came home and my boys didn’t know who I was…I realized they were growing up like I did…without a dad. I put in for retirement the next day.
After a full year of surgeries on every major joint in my body (except for my right shoulder) I retired in 2009 after 20-years of service as a Chief Petty Officer. I am honored to have had this opportunity to serve my country; it was a challenging and amazing time.
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