Thank you for choosing Craft International to meet your training needs. As a military or law enforcement professional we understand your time is valuable.
We are honored to be able to share with you the lessons learned from our instructors, whom have walked in similar paths as yourself, and some of whom continue to still do so today.
Through these lessons, experiences, in-depth studies, pain/sweat/tears, and in some cases blood, they have set forth a curriculum rooted in solid fundamentals that have been time tested and proven under a variety of operational conditions.
Our goal with our courses is to do one thing; make you better by giving you the skills necessary to dominate your opponent and win.
It's never about what we have done and where we have been; only how well we can articulate it all to you. We strive to be true teachers, and not merely instructors.
We are humbled to be a part of your continuing search and refinement of your chosen craft. Thank you for your continued service, dedication, and associated sacrifices made in protecting this great nation, at home and abroad.
Chris Kyle, President -Craft International
Chief Chris Kyle (USN, honorably discharged in 2009) is one of the top snipers in the history of the American armed forces. From 1999 to 2009, he recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Iraqi insurgents feared Chief Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. His extensive combat experience includes sniping, close-quarters battle, reconnaissance, long-range desert patrols, personal security and the training for foreign allies. In addition to working and training with the elite Navy SEALs, Chief Kyle has also served with units from the Army, Marine Corps and other government agencies.
SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual.
Chief Kyle is author of The New York Times number one bestselling book "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History."
Chris Kyle had the dream of forming Craft upon completion of his last enlistment so that he could continue to serve this great nation by helping those headed into harm's way. When he founded Craft, he pulled together a remarkable team who share in his vision to provide the best training to those who need it the most.