PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI – Derrick Van Orden spent more than 2 decades serving our nation as a Navy SEAL. With 5 combat deployments, Derrick knows first hand the commitment necessary to secure our freedoms as Americans and keep our country safe.

The Washington Examiner published an article highlighting the five retired SEALs running for Congress, including Derrick. In it, they share exactly why their experience as SEALs and public servants has prepared them to move our country in the right direction as legislators.

Check out the below excerpt from the story and read the full article HERE:

“I personally believe that Americans, and that includes people on the Left, are really looking for a group that they understand that they can intuitively trust to do something better,” said Derrick Van Orden, who nearly won in 2020 and who is again challenging Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Ron Kind in 2022.

…Van Orden, 51 and a strong supporter of Trump, said that he is a conservative not willing to give ground on principles but ready to find common ground on issues, a stance not common in Washington.

“A lot of the things that Navy SEALs bring to the table that other people don’t bring to the table is that you absolutely, 100%, unequivocally understand that we’ll be focused on something, you can accomplish it, and that we won’t be focused on ourselves,” he said.

Van Orden, who was one of the stars in the movie Act of Valor, added, “If the Left, or the Democrat Party, however you want to say, is really going to put the country before politics, I’ll work with them every single day.”