Cmdr. Rorke Denver: Keynote Speaker at AFBF’s 96th Annual Convention

Newsroom / September 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 18, 2014 – Commander Rorke Denver will give the general session keynote address at the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in San Diego on Jan. 12, 2015.

Rorke Denver, Commander, US Navy SEALs, photo credit: Aaron Huniu Photography.

About 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in San Diego Jan. 11-14 to hear from distinguished leaders and participate in a grassroots policy setting process that will guide the American Farm Bureau Federation through 2015.

Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior,” is Denver’s book that takes readers inside his personal story and the demanding SEAL training program he oversaw.

“We are thrilled to have Rorke Denver as one of our keynote speakers,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “His leadership, dedication to teamwork and courage when faced with pressure-filled situations few of us can imagine is inspiring,” he said.

In 2006, Denver was officer in charge of the BRAVO Platoon of SEAL Team THREE in Iraq’s Al Abnar Province in one of the most combat-heavy deployments of any regular SEAL team since Vietnam. Stationed in Habbaniya, his team conducted more than 190 missions including sniper operations, direct assaults, special reconnaissance and ground patrols. He was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” for valorous action in combat.

Farm Bureau members can register for the 96th AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show through their state Farm Bureaus or online through AFBF at starting Oct. 1.

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