He was the leader of the BSAA West Africa branch's Alpha Team.
Dan DeChant was formerly a member of the US Army. After retiring, he joined a private military company in Africa, where he witnessed the effects of bioterrorism. This experience led to him joining the BSAA's African branch.
In 2009, Dan Dechant's Alpha Team arrived in Kijuju as support for BSAA member Chris Redfield and were tasked with meeting with Ricardo Irving, a weapons dealer. The meeting did not go as planned when Irving released a B.O.W. to kill them. DeChant radioed Kirk Mathison—Alpha team's air support—for assistance. He reported being attacked by a monster but was unable to make any more radio messages.
Chris and Sheva overheard the radio communication and rushed to the meeting place. There, they found a seriously injured DeChant, who warned them about Irving's betrayal and handed Chris the data before dying.
He is voiced by Douglas Rye