Monday, October 15
Keynote Presentation & Lunch
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Commander Rorke T. Denver has lived an action-filled life, so far. From running every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs including advanced sniper and hand-to-hand fighting; to leading special-forces missions in the Middle East and other international hot spots; to starring in the hit film Act of Valor, based on true SEAL adventures; and even writing a New York Times bestseller about his personal life story, Denver’s life can be summed up in one word: “survival.”
In 2006, he was the officer in charge of BRAVO Platoon of SEAL Team THREE in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province, in one of the most combat-heavy deployments of any regular SEAL team since Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valorous action in combat from those missions. An honor graduate of the United States Army Ranger School, Denver will share his adventures and views on: what makes a hero, why we fight, and what fighting does to us.