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Kevin Lacz  

Former Navy SEAL, NYT Best-Selling Author, and Co-Star of American Sniper

Kevin “Dauber” Lacz is a former Navy SEAL sniper, breacher, and combat medic who served in Iraq with real-life American Sniper Chris Kyle. As SEAL Technical Advisor on Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation, Kevin helped the actors accurately portray Navy SEALs—teaching them to mimic the laser-like focus and steadfast determination that were rigorously engrained in Lacz and Kyle as members of the country’s most elite special ops command force. Working closely with Bradley Cooper in particular, who portrays Kyle in the film, Kevin not only helped him move, shoot, and act like a SEAL, but to also understand the man Chris Kyle was. After a short time working together, Bradley convinced Kevin that he should play himself in the movie; Eastwood gladly brought Kevin onboard, proud to have someone on screen who intimately knew both the film’s events and its hero. The Oscar-winning film garnered six nominations in 2015—including Best Picture and Best Actor (Bradley Cooper).

Kevin released his New York Times best-selling book on July 12, 2016. The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team 3 Sniper’s True Account of the Battle of Ramadi is a bold, no-holds-barred first-person account of the Iraq War. With wry humor and moving testimony, Kevin tells the story of his tour in Iraq with SEAL Team 3, the warrior elite of the Navy. Known as “The Punishers,” these brave men were instrumental in securing the key locations in the pivotal 2006 Battle of Ramadi.

Speech Topics

Behind American Sniper

Real-life accounts and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Former Navy SEAL and American Sniper co-star, Kevin Lacz

Risk vs Reward

Kevin Lacz’s journey from struggling student to commended Navy SEAL by learning to take, mitigate, and overcome risks

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