He is the Chairman and Founder of Vets for Victory, an organization that works to better the lives of America’s military men and women.
As a sought after speaker, Russell draws upon personal and unit experience to share practical leadership techniques, problem solving and decision-making under pressure.
Through expert storytelling, he captivates audiences with his recounting of the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein while inspiring them with a message of hope and patriotism.
Russell is the author of We Got Him! A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein. The late Robin Moore, author of The Green Berets and The French Connection praised Russell’s book as “an extraordinary personal glimpse of the war. A monumental credit to himself, his troops, and the United States of America,” while General Tommy Franks calls it “a moving, gripping account of one of the most remarkable achievements of soldiering in a generation.”
Russell is a featured speaker at events across the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife and five children and also serves in the Oklahoma Senate.