Born on 10th October 1979, Andy Stumpf is a North California-native who served in the United States military for 17 odd years. In this period, he carried out hundreds of missions in support of the global war on terror and also taught, as a commissioned officer, many other young military officers what he learned during his time in the war. 

Even after his retirement from the military, Stumpf is still doing things to help the SEAL community and their families, people, businesses, and entrepreneurs in general. Among his services, he does sponsor skydiving, base jumping has his own podcast, and a consulting firm focused on passing on the knowledge he gained when in the military.

Who Is Andy Stumpf? His Brief History In The Military

Stumpf always wanted to become a Navy SEAL. To fulfill this dream, he enlisted in the Navy while still in high school.

He entered the military service in 1996 to begin the most challenging training program in the US Military — Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL or BUD/S. Andy excelled in the program and began his SEAL career with the esteemed SEAL Team Five in Coronado, California.

His time with the SEAL Team Five was so noteworthy that, in 2002, he joined the most elite counter-terrorism unit in the US MIlitary, SEAL Team Six, and went on many extremely important missions for the US.

During one of these missions in Iraq, Stumpf was shot in the leg at close range. This injury nearly ended his military career as doctors told him it would be years, if ever before he could return to full military duty. 

Stumpf did manage to recover and return to duty at the Naval Special Warfare Center in 2006.

Initially, he was only the leading petty officer for 2nd phase BUD/S training—in charge of 13 senior SEAL instructors and 600 students. But within two years, Stumpf became the first E-6 Selection commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer Program in the history of Naval Special Warfare.

After commissioning, he completed a final combat tour to Afghanistan before finally being medically retired on the 28th of June 2013.


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For his services in the military, he received many awards and decorations, chief among them being the five bronze star medals (four with valor), The Purple Heart, The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Valor), and The Presidential Unit Citation.

Work After Military: Helping Society By Imparting Knowledge

Consulting Firm

After being free from military duty, the 40-year-old war veteran found a way to commercialize his military experience.

He founded a consulting firm named Razor 01 LLC in 2015, and through this, he refined the lessons that he learned in combat and tweaked them in such a way that those lessons could be utilized by people in their own businesses.

Under his consulting firm, Stumpf has traveled all around the world imparting knowledge to Fortune 500 organizations, as well as federal, state, and local entities.


Apart from his consultancy service, Stumpf also hosts his own podcast, named Cleared Hot Podcast.

The first video that was ever posted on the podcast’s official YouTube channel was Episode 39 - Internet Q and A on the 15th of May 2018. Since then, there have been regular, albeit selected uploads on the channel.

Stumpf has hosted many guests in his podcasts, such as Joe Rogan, Jocko Willink, and Jessica Lynch, to name a few.

All of his podcast episodes can be listened to on the official website, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher.

He also sells podcast merchandise, which you can purchase from here.