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.  Irving has six deployments with the 75th Ranger Regiment to both Iraq and Afghanistan and deployments to Iraq as a private military contractor.  Irving 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, Irving deployed to Iraq as a private military contractor.

Nicholas Irving is now a New York Times best selling author for his book, "THE REAPER", by St. Martins Press, and currently being made into an NBC mini series event titled, "THE REAPER", a cadre member of the new show "AMERICAN GRIT", airing on FOX featuring John Cena, precision rifle instructor and CEO of Hardshoot and 33 degrees LLC., and currently working on his new book, "THE WAY OF THE REAPER", publishing fall 2016. 

Currently residing in south Texas.