Who is the Sheriff of Baghdad? John “Shrek” McPhee

SOB Tactical is run by John Shrek McPhee
| September 11, 2017
Categories: People

This is just a bit of a biopic about a badass: John Shrek McPhee, HMFIC at SOB Tactical. McPhee, a former SMU operator, is the Sheriff of Baghdad and Dean of Advanced Violent Studies at Gunfighter University.

John “Shrek” McPhee

The Sheriff of Baghdad is the moniker used by John Shrek McPhee personally and for his company, SOB Tactical. Shrek was the nickname he went by when he served in an Army’s SMU (Special Mission Unit). He now runs SOB (Sheriff of Baghdad) Tactical and its instruction component, Gunfighter University. A former Ranger turned SMU member, he is an eccentric and storied institution in the contemporary training world, 

Originally a member of the 1st Ranger Battalion, he went through SFAS and thence to the 7th Special Forces Group. From 7th SFG he passed Selection and was assigned to “The Unit.” After 9/11 he deployed to Afghanistan, where he was involved in the Battle of Tora Bora and participated in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden later memorialized in a book by Dalton Fury.

His online bio says: “John Shrek McPhee has spent his adult life in Special Operations and Special Mission Units. He has trained countless U.S. Special Operations forces, thousands of International Tier 1 Operators and Special Forces around the world. He is one of the handful of operators with over a decade of combat having served in multiple theaters from Bosnia and South America to recent war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Read all about The Sheriff of Baghdad. 

John Shrek McPhee: SOB Tactical



1 Comment

  1. Jeremy Metcalf

    Shrek is an amazing, and humble soldier. The US ARMY truly lost a piece of American treasure when he retired.

    Thanks to Oakley, his name is Shrek, and not Eli (movie reference).



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