After an exemplary 16 years of exemplary service, including six in the Special Boat Service, Dean left the forces in 2011. For the next five years he worked in the private security sector, earning a reputation for taking on any job, no matter how dangerous. In 2016, Dean switched his determined focus to helping others - attempting to cycle the Pan American Highway in record breaking time, raising money along the way for charities championed by his friend, HRH Prince Harry.
Dean's relentless determination to help those who face many mental health battles is incredible and admirable - he's a hero to many. - Bear GryllsAn extraordinary tale of courage and adventure. Dean's story is inspirational. - Levison WoodDean's journey from the Special Boat Service to intrepid adventurer is truly inspirational. - Sir Ranulph Fiennes