Nicholas Irving, a former Sergeant within the Special Operations unit, 75th Ranger Regiment 3rd Ranger battalion, served as an assaulter, machine gunner, designated marksman, and sniper. He is now the New York Times bestselling author of memoirs The Reaper and Way of the Reaper, as well as runaway hit thriller novel Reaper: Ghost Target. Nicholas is also a star on the FOX reality TV show American Grit. Nicholas has six deployments with the 75th Ranger Regiment to both Iraq and Afghanistan and deployments to Iraq as a private military contractor. He is known for his position as a sniper, where he set a single record for a 3 1/2 month deployment to Afghanistan, eliminating 33 enemy combatants (as well as high value targets) with probables unknown. Sgt. Irving was also the first African American sniper to deploy as a sniper within his unit to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).
After his career within the special operations community, Nicholas Irving deployed to Iraq as a private military contractor. Nicholas Irving is also a precision rifle instructor and CEO of Hardshoot and 33 degrees LLC, where he trains personnel in the art the of long range shooting, from Olympians to members of the spec ops community.