Meet the Authors
David "Brownie" Brown
A graduate of BUD/S class115 and member of Underwater Demolition Team 21 and SEAL Team 4 went on to conduct Navy special warfare deployments in Central and South America, Europe the middle east and Africa. Later he served the federal government as a Special Agent for 28 years, retiring as a Senior Executive.
With more than three decades of experience with the federal government, including active-duty military service and Special Agent positions with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division, and The Department of Interior Office of Inspector General David W. Brown has opened a new chapter in his pursuit of happiness and authored his first book.
After seven years of active duty in the US Navy as a UDT/SEAL and twenty-eight years as a federal Special Agent, David decided to write the book he had been contemplating for decades. Deploying with UDT-21 and SEAL Team 4 worldwide gave him unforgettable experiences and enough material for several SEAL-type books. Still, it was the reason he became a SEAL and Special Agent that was the real story. In his last years as a federal agent, he met and worked with Bob Gettlin at the Department of Interior Office of Inspector General. Together, they developed several extremely successful internal communication initiatives and training modules at the OIG. Their successful partnership and friendship as federal employees followed them into retirement, And Goliath is their latest successful collaboration.
Journalist, writer, and national bestselling author with a distinguished career as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and senior communications official in Washington, DC. He is the co-author of the non-fiction 1991 national bestseller Silent Coup: The Removal of A President, a groundbreaking investigative book.
Robert H. Gettlin,
Journalist, writer, and national bestselling author Robert Gettlin has had a distinguished career as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and senior communications official in Washington, DC. He has covered national politics, all levels of government, and has written, edited, and directed enterprise journalism. Bob created and managed the writing and editing department for a top federal government Office of Inspector General. He is known for his skill at communicating complex and controversial information through clear and compelling writing and teaching effective writing to any audience. He is an accomplished public speaker and trainer.
Bob is the co-author of the non-fiction national bestseller Silent Coup: The Removal of A President, a groundbreaking investigative book which revealed new information on the Watergate scandal and advanced a deeper understanding of Richard Nixon’s presidency. It spent 12 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1991, as well as other national lists.
Bob and Dave have been friends and colleagues for the past 10 years. This is their first collaboration, and they look forward to producing an outstanding book on Dave’s journey.