Craig grew up near Houston, Texas and got his tactical start in the U.S. Marine Corps. He quickly transitioned to the U.S. Navy to pursue high-level Special Operations as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He served in SEAL Team One, then went on to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), then in the Federal Air Marshal Service as an Agent and Supervisor. After 5 years in Federal Law Enforcement, Craig served in High-Threat Mobile Security contracting, Film & Television Tech Advising, and Personal Security Training for the public.
As a DEVGRU Operator, Craig gained critical combat experience in Desert Shield and Desert Storm resulting in decoration for “Heroic Service.”
Those operations included:
Throughout his career, Craig gained recognition for his mastery of multiple military and combat disciplines, such as weapons training and shooting, counter-terrorism, surveillance and counter-surveillance, climbing, criminal investigation, parachuting, and hand-to-hand combat.
Craig served as an Agent In Charge (AIC) responsible for the DOS Chief of Mission leaders in his assigned region. He ran the specialized teams responsible for providing security to various high-threat politicians and dignitaries such as U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte, among others. In addition to running the security details for those Regional Coordinators, Craig was also responsible for securing other U.S. dignitaries and DOS personnel during their visits to that high-threat war zone region.
In addition to the tactical skill sets, in 2003 Craig won 2 local Motocross Racing Championships in Las Vegas, NV. He also engaged in personal Motocross/Supercross Training by former National Champion, Marty Smith and Professional Motorcycle Road Racer, Mark Roberts.
After spending the bulk of his career doing special ops military work, Craig began working as a consultant and tech advisor for filmmakers in need of someone with expertise in military tactics. He founded Tactical Insider to provide training and technical advice to films, actors, public figures, and clients.
Craig acted, produced, and assisted some of the best in Hollywood. He has contributed to news shows like FOX News and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. He has also been a frequent contributor to History Channel's show Sniper: Deadliest Missions. Since 2010, Sawyer has been a recurring trainer for History's marksmen competition Top Shot, appearing in all five seasons.
In 2013, Craig and three other U.S. Special Forces veterans fought to prevent mass killing of rhinos by poachers who sell their horns at exorbitant prices – sometimes up to $500,000 – on the misconception that they have medicinal value. These missions were filmed and aired on Animal Planet's popular series, Battleground: Rhino Wars.
In the entertainment industry, Craig made a name for himself in the following:
When a friend and intelligence community veteran told Craig about the severity of child trafficking in America, Craig knew he had to do something.
Craig founded Veterans for Child Rescue (V4CR) in April of 2017 with the goals of exposing and eradicating child trafficking in the USA. He made plans to film a documentary that would expose the infrastructure and secrecy behind the industrial scale harm of child trafficking.
Not long after, tragedy hit home. Craig’s daughter was held hostage at knifepoint and sexually assaulted.
This experience served to further spur Craig and his family to take action against predators and defend the defenseless. It also gave his family an in-depth understanding of the importance of quality aftercare and rehabilitation for survivors of abuse.
In 2019, the Contraland Documentary was released to the public to alert the populace to the gruesome reality of child trafficking and predators in the USA. Contraland aired to 90 million households in the US & Canada in 2020 on DayStar network.
The footage provides a glimpse of real sting operations, includes interviews with surviving victims and world experts on the subject, and exposes the history and methods predators use to groom and abuse children.
Craig continues to educate the masses via media features and interviews, podcasts, and public speaking events. He's done over 200 interviews broadcasting to tens of millions around the world. He shares a message of awareness and empowers the populace with the knowledge they need to safeguard their communities and children.
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