Dean retired in 2012 after serving over 20 years in the Navy as a SEAL. While in the Teams he was responsible for planning and training hundreds of special operators in countless live fire training evolutions. Dean’s experience includes training federal agencies and international partners in all aspects of small unit tactics to include appropriate use of force, fire movement and maneuver, close quarter battle, demolition application, urban warfare, defensive driving, personal security, and marksmanship. Some of the qualifications he earned while in the Navy include; NSW Sniper and Range Safety Officer for static, dynamic, explosive and indirect fire ranges.
Dean also has an extensive medical background and uniquely served as a SEAL Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC), where he was required to function independently from a Medical Officer with duties including advanced diving medicine, remote patient care, emergency trauma, preventative medicine, and environmental and occupational health
Dean currently lives in Arizona where he and his family enjoy many outdoor activities.
Name: Dean Franchuk
Lives in: Phoenix, Arizona
Company: EO2 Concepts
Occupation: Actor, Business Development/sales, Script Consultant, Stunt Coordinator, Stunt Performer and Theatrical Armourer
Unique traits: 5326 SEAL 8491 Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman 9502 Certified Instructor Advanced Tactical Practitioner (ATP) Close Quarters Combat Instructor VBSS Instructor Tactical firearms Instructor Tactical Driving Instructor NSW Sniper Static Line Jump Master Diving Supervisor Range Safety Officer High Risk Protective Operations
Film (Biography, Drama and Thriller) Actor Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment