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Wil Willis is the host of History Channel's reality bladesmith competition series "Forged in Fire."

Previously host of American Heroes Channel's "Triggers: Weapons That Changed the World" and "Special Ops Mission," Wil Willis is a man whose vast array of military training and knowledge has earned him unparalleled tactical skill sets. He joined the Army in 1993, and after completing basic training AIT and Basic Airborne School, he completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program (R.I.P.) and was assigned to a Co. 3d Battalion 75th Ranger Regt. Willis carried that post until June, 1998, when he cross-trained to the Air Force.

After completing the Air Force Pararescue Pipeline, Willis was stationed at the 56th Rescue Squadron in Keflavik, Iceland as part of a ten-man Pararescue Team. In 2001, he received the Sirkorsky Rescue Award for actions leading to the squadrons 299th Rescue. In 2002, he was stationed at Kirtland, New Mexico, as an Instructor of Weapons, Tactics, and Air Operations. In August, 2007, he enlisted in the Air Force Reserves and was a Pararescueman with the 308th Rescue Squadron until August, 2008.

Willis currently resides in California and teaches Tactical Combat Casualty Care to deploying military units.


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Height: 5' 11"
Current Residence: California

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