Derrick Van Orden
Derrick Van Orden
|Born||September 15, 1969|
Hennepin County, Minnesota
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1988–2014|
|Rank||Senior chief petty officer|
|Unit||U.S. Navy SEALs|
War in Afghanistan
Derrick F. Van Orden (born September 15, 1969) is an American author, actor, and retired United States Navy SEAL.
As a film consultant, he is best known for his role as "Chief" in the 2012 American war movie Act of Valor. His military career included 5 combat deployments and service across multiple SEAL teams. He holds an undergraduate degree from Excelsior College and is a Jurist Doctorate student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
After leaving the military, Van Orden co-authored 2015's Book of Man, A Navy SEAL's Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood. He has been a guest on Fox News and Blaze Media to promote his writings and discuss special forces culture and training.
Van Orden currently lives on a small hobby farm with his wife Sara. They previously operated a cafe in Butternut, Wisconsin which specialized in locally sourced foods.
- "Van Orden, Derrick F., 1969-". Library of Congress. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- Derrick Van Orden on IMDb
- ""The Shit Filter is Full"; So sayeth Derrick Van Orden". Breach Bang Clear. December 31, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- "Derrick Van Orden - The Rosie Network". Rosie Network. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- "Book of Man, A Navy SEAL's Guide to the Lost Art of Manhood by Derrick F. Van Orden and With Adam Mitchell". Goodreads. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- Zito, Salena (April 17, 2020). "Former SEAL makes it an act of valor to run for Congress". Washington Examiner. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- "Derrick Van Orden". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
- Carlson, Seth (June 28, 2017). "Retired Navy SEAL opens Butternut Cafe in downtown Butternut". Price County Review. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
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