Clayton Hergert has served over 15 years in Naval Special Warfare. After successfully completing initial training, he qualified as a US Navy SEAL on November 27, 2002. He completed the Range Operations Safety Course on June 21, 2002, qualifying as both a Range Safety Officer and Range Officer-in-Charge. He then attended and graduated the USMC Scout Sniper Basic Course 01-2005, held on MCB Quantico, VA on July 29, 2005.
Mr. Hergert served on both East and West Coast SEAL Teams along with a Special Boat Team. He deployed to Afghanistan (2x), Republic of Chad, Iraq, and Bahrain.
In addition to instructing military and host nation military personnel in marksmanship principals (pistol, carbine, and precision rifle), Mr. Hergert worked as a guest instructor at the Holland Long Range Shooting School (3 classes) in Powers, OR (Spring 2012). When he left active duty for the reserve force, he founded ATX Precision & Carbine, LLC in Austin, TX, where he is currently instructing precision rifle and carbine techniques.