Sean Parnell Biography

Sean Parnell is an American author, politician, former US army official and analyst, and the co-founder of the American Warrior Initiative. He is well-known among the masses for his bestselling novel Man of War and is currently set to

Early Life

Sean was born on 15th July 1981 in Pennsylvania, USA but grew up in Murrysville with his family. Despite being a famous writer, he never mentioned anything about his parents and background. All we know is that he was born in a Christian family and is of white Caucasian ethnicity. Based on the information we retrieved from the internet, he seems to be the only child of his family. Sean completed his high school education from a local school in Pennsylvania and for his college education, he went on to attend Duquesne University in 2002. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History and Psychology in 2004.  He again joined Duquesne University to pursue his Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and graduated in 2012.

Sean Parnell Career

After completing his Bachelor’s degree, he went on to join the US Army and started working as an executive officer of Bravo company and also as a commander. He was a combat infantryman in the elite 10th Mountain division and fought along the Afghan-Pakistan border. His platoon was highly aggressive and fierce and also killed over 350 enemy soldiers in the Afghan war. However, he retired from Army in 2006 after he got injured in action but his leadership skills were inculcated in the military skills and called the ‘Gold Bar Standard of post 911 Army’.

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He then decided to pen down his experiences and thoughts and became the author of the NY Times bestselling book ‘Outlaw Platoon” in 2013. Since then he has written books like Clive in 2013, Man of War in 2018, All out war in 2019, and One true Patriot in 2020 all published with Harper Collins Publishers.


He is also a frequent contributor on National tv and radio shows and works as a contributor on the Fox network. He has appeared in shows like CNN Upfront with Erin Burnett, PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show, Fox, and Friends, etc, and speaks about the Afghanistan issues, leaderships skills, and motivational ways. Recently this year, he released another book titled “Left for dead” based on fictional events of a virus outbreak in China. The book received great readership and acclaim and is termed a modern classic.

He is also currently running as a Republican candidate for Senate from Pennsylvania. Sean also recently appeared on Pittsburgh news and other news channels criticizing the recent events of a Suicide bombing at Kabul Airport which caused the loss of life of several US marines and service officials. He was highly saddened by the incident as well as personally affected as he himself was a platoon leader in Afghanistan.

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Sean Parnell Biography

Real Name Sean Parnell
Birth Date 15 July 1981
Age (as of 2021) 40 Years
Birth Place Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Profession Author, Politician
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimeters – 181 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 82 kg  –  in Pounds –  180 lbs
Shoe Size (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Slim




School US Army Airborne School
College Duquesne University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Laurie Snell
Children Three (Ethan, Emma, Evan Parnell)

Personal Life

Sean has not shared much about his personal life but it is known that he is married to his wife Laurie Snell since 1987. His wife works as a professional Realtor. The two have shared details of their marriage but are known to have three children together, Ethan, Emma, and Evan. Sean currently has more than 128k followers on his Facebook page while on his Instagram account, he currently has 34k followers. He is also active on Twitter since 2012 and currently has198k followers.

Sean Parnell Net worth

Sean has worked as a military officer for several years and later became a bestselling author. He is also running to become a politician now and has earned a lot of wealth over the years. His net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $ 10million.

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  • After he was retired from the Military, he was awarded 2 bronze star medals and a purple heart.
  • He is one of the republican senate representatives who asked president Joe Biden to resign after the occurrence of suicide Bombing event in Kabul.
  • Sean joined the Army after the 9/11 attacks.
  • Parnell is an amid lover of dogs and also owns a golden retriever pet.

5 thoughts on “Sean Parnell Biography”

  1. Thank You Sean, for your service to our Great Country! I Hope you win your quest for Republican Senator of Pa. I think you would represent your State and our Country, greatly. AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. Love your dog and your beautiful children! Glad You are a Republican. These Democrats drive me crazy! GOD BLESS AMERICA! MILLIE

    • Millie, while I commend Mr. Parnell on his service to the country, I cannot commend him on his political stance. Being a white male, he knows nothing of being a minority in this country and doesn’t stand for my values. May the Democrat running against him (or any other Republican elected to represent this seat) beat him.

  2. Sorry you are running.
    I believe we need men with your experience in politics.
    Bought all your books for my ex military husband he loves and has read them all.
    Hoping more books will follow

  3. You are one of my two favorite contemporary authors. OUTLAW PLATOON is a classic; best memoir/recollection I’ve ever read. I lived and felt with you on every page. All history and English students should be required to read it. And today I just finished MAN OF WAR, with the same appreciation. I’m a retired English teacher, Texas native, 84 (older than dirt, my son-in-law jokes), have been a reader all my life. I find it rare to read current books without a red pen.

    You are a gifted, excellent writer. I look forward to more works by you. Thank you!

  4. My late husband was an Army Colonel; I have two sons who both served their 20 years. I am a PATRIOT and so is all my family. THANK YOU for your service to our country not only militarily but also politically.


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