Chuck Pfarrer is a former Navy SEAL turned author, screenwriter, and television producer. Born Charles Patrick Pfarrer III on April 13, 1957, he served in the United States Navy for eight years.
During his service with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as "SEAL Team Six"), he participated in numerous special operations, including counter-terrorism missions and hostage rescues. His military career ended after being wounded during an operation.
After leaving the military, Chuck transitioned to writing, where he has achieved significant success. He has written several novels, such as "Killing Che" and non-fiction books like "Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy Seal." His notable screenwriter works include 'The Jackal, ' 'Darkman,' and 'Hard Target.'
His unique experiences have given him insights into topics ranging from warfare to international relations, reflecting his diverse body of work.
DEVGRU (SEAL Team 6)
DEVGRU, short for Development Group, is an elite special operations force of the United States Navy. Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), it's more commonly referred to by its former name - SEAL Team Six.
Established in 1980 following the failed Operation Eagle Claw in Iran, DEVGRU was created with a specific focus on counter-terrorism missions and has since expanded into various types of special operations. It operates under the Joint Special Operations Command alongside other top-tier U.S. military units like Delta Force.
Unlike regular SEAL Teams, which recruit from serving sailors across the Navy, prospective members for DEVGRU are selected from existing SEAL teams after they've shown exceptional skills and maturity during deployments. Candidates undergo a highly competitive selection process and intensive training before becoming operational members.
DEVGRU is best known for Operation Neptune Spear, where they conducted a raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death in Pakistan in May 2011. However, much about this unit remains classified due to national security reasons.