John "Tig" Tiegen: Hachette Speakers Bureau

John "Tig" Tiegen

Security and Military Consultant and Hero of Benghazi Attack

John “Tig” Tiegen - born in 1976 - is a former Marine Sergeant from Colorado who spent several years as a security contractor for Blackwater. He served the company on missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq before going to work for the CIA’s Global Response Staff.

Quiet and precise, the married father of infant twins was in the midst of his third trip to Benghazi, Libya for the CIA's GRS when the attacks of September 11, 2012 occurred. He was the most experienced in the city and assisted in saving the lives of many. Tiegen received the Award For Heroism in recognition of his bravery and valor.

He is the co-author of 13 Hours along with members of the Annex Security team and New York Times best-selling author Mitchell Zuckoff.

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  • Behind Every Strong Leader is a Team of Stronger Leaders
  • 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
  • How to Trust Your Gut and Defy Honorably
  • A Higher Calling: The Patriotic Destiny of the Annex Security Team

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