Andy Stumpf is a retired Navy SEAL and was also a two-time wingsuit world record holder. He hosts his own podcast called “Cleared Hot“.
Andy may have been born and raised in Northern California, but he quickly became a global force to be reckoned with. From the age of 11, he knew he wanted to become a Navy SEAL and nothing was going to stop him. He enlisted in the Navy while still in high school, and after completing boot camp, he began the most grueling training program in the US Military – Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL, known as BUD/s.
But Andy wasn’t one to shy away from a challenge. He graduated from the program and began his SEAL career attached to SEAL Team Five, in Coronado California. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, he then screened for and joined the most elite counterterrorism unit in the military, SEAL Team Six.
But even the elite SEAL Team Six couldn’t protect Andy from an Iraqi insurgent who shot him at close range with an AK-47. Doctors told him it would be years, if ever, before he recovered the use of his leg and returned to full active duty. He returned to the Naval Special Warfare Center as the Leading Petty Officer for 2nd Phase BUD/s training, and even became the first E-6 selection commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer Program in the history of Naval Special Warfare.
Throughout his 17-year career, Andy executed hundreds of combat operations throughout the world in support of the Global War on Terror. And even after being medically retired in 2013, he continues to fight for the SEAL community and their families. In 2015, he set two World Records after jumping from 36,500 feet and flying over 18 miles in a wingsuit in an effort to raise 1 Million Dollars for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
And if that wasn’t enough, post-military, Andy founded a consulting firm dedicated to ensuring that the lessons learned from over a decade of sustained combat are retained, refined, and utilized by leaders in the business world. So, if you’re ever in need of a Navy SEAL who can jump out of a plane and fly 18 miles in a wingsuit, and then give you business advice, look no further than Andy.