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Harry Humphries
Humphries with Bruce Willis (left)
Born November 17, 1940(1940-11-17) (age 80)
Place of birth Kearny, New Jersey
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1958-1971
Rank Petty Officer First Class
Commands held 150-man mercenary unit composed of Chinese Hmongs, Cambodians, and Vietnamese
Awards Bronze Star, combat V, Navy Commendation Medal, Combat V, Purple Heart
Other work Owner/Operator of GSGI (Global Studies Group Inc.), Owner/Operator of ISS (International Security Solutions LLC, consultant/advisor, actor

Harry Humphries (born November 17, 1940) is a highly decorated former United States Navy SEAL who currently works as a consultant and actor on Hollywood films. After graduating from Admiral Farragut Academy and attending Rutgers University in New Jersey, Humphries joined the Navy, where he was assigned to UDT 22 and SEAL Team 2. In 1971, Humphries left the Navy with an Honorable Discharge. After a career with Henkel KGaA, the German Multi National Chemical Company, he moved to California where he started Global Study Group, Inc. ("GSGI"). Humphries currently resides in Huntington Beach, California where he works full-time as a Security Consultant and Entertainment Technical Adviser/Actor.[1]

Military careerEdit

Soon after joining the Navy, Humphries completed UDTR (Underwater Demolition Team Replacement) Class 29.[2] This was before BUD/S was created. After working on UDT 22 for some time, Humphries volunteered and was accepted into SEAL TeamTwo alongside Richard Marcinko, who would later in life go on to write The New York Times best selling book Rogue Warrior, an autobiographical account of his life in the Navy (Humphries is mentioned numerous times throughout the book).[2] Humphries was involved in over 200 combat missions and served two tours in Vietnam, first as a member of SEAL Team TWO under Marcinko, and then later as a "PRU Advisor" with Phoenix Program's Counter-Terrorism unit. It was during this second tour of duty when he was severely wounded. One of Humphries' most famous operations was during the Tet Offensive when he and other SEALs drove into Chau Doc to rescue medical personnel trapped in a crossfire. It was for this action that Humphries was awarded a Bronze Star.[2] In 1969, after being promoted to Petty Officer First Class, Harry Humphries left the Navy.[2]

GSGI (Global Study Group Inc.)Edit


While GSGI mostly works within the film industry, they formerly offered tactical training to police and military units.[1] Humphries was a tactical instructor with the Advanced HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) Instructors program at Eastern Michigan University. He was also a tactical instructor at Gunsite Training Center near Paulden, Arizona. He also participated in the Illinois University Police Training Institute Master Instructor program. He still does some training for Law Enforcement, Military and qualified civilians.


With GSGI, Humphries has for the last few years focused on consulting for Hollywood movies.[1] Humphries acts as tactical consultant/advisor, technical advisor, script consultant, military advisor, stuntman and producer. Humphries has worked with numerous directors on many different movies. He has done several movies with Michael Bay, Tony Scott, Antoine Fuqua, and Ridley Scott. He has also worked with other well-known directors such as John Woo and Brian De Palma. He has an extensive resume of consulting credits.

  • Prime Directive: Directed by Michael Bay - Tactical Consultant
  • Déjà Vu: Directed by Tony Scott - Tactical Consultant
  • Domino: Directed by Tony Scott - Tactical Consultant
  • The Island: Directed by Michael Bay - Tactical Advisor
  • XXX: State of the Union: Directed by Lee Tamahori - Technical Advisor
  • National Treasure: Directed by John Turtletaub - Script Development
  • Sahara: Directed by Breck Eisner - Supervising Technical Advisor
  • King Arthur: Directed by Antoine Fuqua - Military Advisor
  • Bad Boys 2: Directed by Michael Bay - Supervising Technical Advisor
  • Tears of the Sun: Directed by Antoine Fuqua - Supervising Military Advisor
  • Black Hawk Down: Directed by Ridley Scott - Associate Producer / Military Department Head
  • Pearl Harbor: Directed by Michael Bay - Technical Advisor
  • Gone in 60 Seconds: Directed by Dominic Sena - Technical Advisor
  • Mission: Impossible II (MI:2): Directed by John Woo - Script / Technical Consultant
  • Enemy of the State: Directed by Tony Scott - Technical Advisor
  • Armageddon: Directed by Michael Bay - Technical Advisor
  • Snake Eyes: Directed by Brian De Palma - Technical Advisor / Script Consultant
  • The Peacemaker: Directed by Mimi Leder - Technical Advisor / Script Development
  • Con Air: Directed by Simon West - Technical Advisor / Stunt Work
  • GI Jane: Directed by Ridley Scott - Technical Advisor / Script Consultant
  • The Rock: Directed by Michael Bay - Technical Advisor / Script Development
  • Soldier of Fortune, Inc.- Technical Advisor


In addition to consulting and advising, Humphries occasionally works as an actor. He has been given small but memorable roles in a few of the movies he's done consulting work for.

  • GI Jane: Directed by Ridley Scott - played the role of "Warrant Officer Fenton - SEAL Instructor"
  • Armageddon: Directed by Michael Bay - played the role of "Chuck Jr - Senior NASA Astronaut Instructor"
  • The Rock: Directed by Michael Bay - played the role of "Admiral Williams - Commander Naval Special Warfare"

ISS (International Security Solutions LLC)Edit

While most of his work is with GSGI, Humphries also owns and operates ISS, a security consulting firm specializing in government contracts related to domestic counter-terrorism preparedness with a focus on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD's).


Humphries is a graduate of various tactical/military/law enforcement programs in several states and countries. A former Navy SEAL, he also earned these qualifications:

  • Military and Police Special Operations - Humphries has a working relationship with the Criminal Justice and Special Forces communities, and
  • Engineer - As an engineer he has operational and consulting experience in various countries, including Russia, CIS States, Albania, Kosovo, the Middle East, Latin America and of course the U.S.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Waterman, Steve. "Brown Water to Silver Screen: Story & Photos". Soldier of Fortune Magazine,54–57, 67–69. July 1997.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Marcinko, Richard; Weisman (1999). The Real Team. New York: Pocket. ISBN 0-671-02465-5. 

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