Dan Henderson is a retired US Army Special Forces soldier (Green Beret) with over 20 years on active duty and numerous combat deployments to Iraq including the initial push in 2003, Afghanistan, and operations in multiple locations throughout Asia. Throughout his career he attended multiple military schools to include Ranger School, Sniper School, Military Free-Fall school and numerous others.
Dan attended the Special Forces Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC) in Key West and was assigned a Combat Dive Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA). While assigned to the ODA he dove in every environment possible throughout Asia and the US. During his last assignment in the Army, Dan became a Scuba Instructor with the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) and began teaching recreational diving in his down time.
In March of 2022 he attended his first mission with Force Blue, participating as an Instructor for Ocean Conservation School (OCS) teaching Gold Star children about the impact of marine conservation and open water scuba diving. Since then, he has deployed numerous times with Force Blue and participate in coral restoration, sea turtle rescue, and evasive species removal.
Dan retired from the Army in August of 2022, he is now a NAUI Course Director, the Lead Scuba Instructor at the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle Washington where he instructs future commercial divers, and the Veteran Affairs Manager for Force Blue.
Dan has been married to his wife Sarah since 2003, they coach CrossFit together in their downtime. They have one child, Daniel who is an Advanced Open Water diver.