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Press release: Navy SEAL Trainer Lt. Cmdr. Denver to keynote at NAID 2014

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Nov. 4, 2013

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) will host Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver at the upcoming NAID 2014 Annual Conference and Expo (NAID 2014).

Lt. Cmdr. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs in addition to leading Special Forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film “Act of Valor,” which is based on his story. He is also the author of the bestselling book “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior,” which provides a glimpse into the fascinating and demanding SEAL training program he now runs. During his 13-year career, Lt. Cmdr. Denver’s team conducted more than 190 missions, including sniper operations, direct assaults, special reconnaissance and ground patrols. His team has been widely credited with propelling the “tribal awakening” that helped to neutralize Iraq’s Shia insurgency. Lt. Cmdr. Denver was awarded the Bronze Star for valorous action in combat.

“While some conferences seem to be turning away from inspirational keynote speakers, NAID has come to see it as a cornerstone of our event,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Besides providing an important message to our attendees, we view this as a chance to acknowledge the contributions of the people we invite to speak and now, with Lt. Cmdr. Denver, we have the unique opportunity to honor attendees who served their countries as well.”

Over the years, the NAID annual conference has become well known for high caliber and relevant speakers. Past keynotes include noted identity fraud expert Frank Abagnale, popular sales guru Jeffrey Gitomer, and 9/11 firefighter and hero Chief Richard Picciotto.

“Certainly no one is more deserving of that acknowledgement than Lt. Cmdr. Denver who has taken such amazing risks and dedicated his life to keeping us safe,” added Johnson. “And, he also has an especially important message and way of communicating.”

NAID 2014 will be April 4-6, 2014, at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Ariz., where NAID’s international headquarters is located. Registration for the event opens Nov. 4. The event also marks the association’s 20th anniversary. Visit for more information and to register.


About NAID: The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is the non-profit trade association of the secure destruction industry, which currently represents more than 1,900 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information through education and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors.