Before retiring, Navy SEAL (Ret.) Chief Eddie Gallagher spent over 20 years serving in the United States Navy deploying nine times to Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq, earning a litany of awards. Eddie’s commendations include 2 Bronze Star Medals with Combat Valor, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, 2 Navy Commendations, 3 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor and numerous other joint and individual awards. Five of those 20 years he spent with the Marines where he deployed as a medic and Scout Sniper. The last 15 he spent serving with the special operations community where he deployed numerous times with SEAL Team ONE and Team SEVEN. His tenure included 9 deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve and numerous other missions worldwide.
In 2018 Eddie was wrongfully accused of war crimes by underlings trying to ruin his career. He was eventually acquitted of murder, but only after exposing the mutiny and corrupt investigation that nearly sent him to prison for life. President Trump intervened to ensure Eddie was able to participate in his defense, retain his rank, and keep his Navy SEAL Trident. Eddie has since co-founded The Pipe Hitter Foundation to assist other warfighters and law enforcement officers fighting a system designed to persecute them and serves as the Director for the Pipe Hitter Foundation. Eddie Gallagher resides in Florida with his amazing wife and family.
Andrea Gallagher is the wife of Eddie Gallagher and mother of 3 amazing children; Treven, Ava, and Ryan. Eddie and Andrea met when they were 16 and 17 years old and got back together later in life and married at 27 years old in 2007. Andrea and the children supported Eddie throughout his military career which consisted of 9 deployments – the last of which was in 2017 before preparing for his retirement after 20 years of dedicated service.
Andrea rose to national prominence after her husband, Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, was imprisoned for war crimes he did not commit. She fought tirelessly behind the scenes to have her husband released from pretrial confinement in order to participate in his defense, successfully lobbying President Trump to move him out of the brig. After Chief Gallagher was found not guilty of murder by a jury of his peers, President Trump reinstated his rank and ensured a vindictive navy admiral did not remove his Trident, the insignia identifying him as a Navy SEAL. Today, Andrea is the president of The Pipe Hitter Foundation, a non-profit founded by her and Eddie to provide support for other service members and law enforcement officers stuck in a corrupt legal system.