|“||We're a rescue team, not assassins.||„|
|― Dutch to Dillon|
He is the leader of a private military team, that is hired by the US military for special missions. He is an intelligent and resourceful leader and is both liked and respected by the men under his command. His extensive experience in the military had made him gruff and battle-hardened, but at the same time he is always sure to protect his team from unnecessary risks and always adhered to his strict moral code to only undertake rescue missions.
He is sent to Central America on a bogus rescue mission orchestrated by his friend Dillon to act agains russian military advisers there and there he and his team discover a Predator, who wants to kill them, when he realises, they are good warriors to hunt. It kills his team one by one. In time, he realises it must be alien, when he realises, it can use the trees for hunting purposes easily, even carrying one of his own men with him as a trophy at night, while he and his team were on guard. To deal with it he even allies himself with the guerrilla prisoner Anna, who they captured during the operation. When he realises, that it doesn´t kill unarmed humans, he tells Anna to go to the helicopter and report them everything, wihile he alone deals with it since all the others were dead by then. Realising it cannot see him, because of the mud he has on his body, he sets a trap on him and narrowly defeats it. In a last act of defiance he self-destructs with a mini nuclear weapon. The helicopter, with Anna on board and aware of what is going on, becomes witness to this event and then takes him home, when its crew finds him.
He goes away from the place traumatized, but his achievement also turns him into a legend. His whereabouts since then are unknown.
- The original plot had Dutch Schaefer pitted against the Predator alone, but Arnold Schwarzenegger thought this was a bad idea. That´s why the script was rewritten to include a team of crack commandos.