Densford, Daryl, MAJ

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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
56A-Command and Unit Chaplain
Current/Last MOS Group
Chaplain Corps
Primary Unit
2008-2009, 56A, Task Force Quickstrike, Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I)
Previously Held MOS
71M-Chaplain Assistant
Service Years
2004 - 2023
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom



Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

12th Combat Aviation Brigade 160th Signal Brigade 34th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Order of Saint Martin

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Military Chaplains AssociationOfficers' Christian FellowshipIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)European Commandery
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Association
  2003, Military Chaplains Association - Assoc. Page
  2003, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2008, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) - Assoc. Page
  2010, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, European Commandery
  2010, U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Association

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I'm an Ethics Instructor at the U.S. Army Aviation Centerof Excellence

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Chaplain Densford first entered the Army in 1988 as an enlisted Chaplain Assistant and served in the 4th Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. He returned to the Army as a Chaplain in January 2004 and has served as the Battalion Chaplain for 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 25th Signal Battalion, Camp Asalayah, Qatar; 3-159 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Illesheim, Germany and 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Chaplain Densford also served as the Brigade Chaplain for the 1st Engineer Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, the MP Regimental Chaplain and Ethics Instructor at the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, the Deputy Garrison Chaplain at USAG Alaska and is now an Ethics Instructor at at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence. His deployments include a 13 month tour in Iraq with 3-159 ARB and a 12 month tour in Qatar and Afghanistan with 25th Signal BN.

Chaplain Densford entered the Army as a Chaplain after about 15 years of civilian ministry in Ohio, Colorado and Upstate New York. He is endorsed by the Church of the Nazarene where he has served the majority of his ministry, though he has also ministered in various capacities in Wesleyan, Baptist (BGC), Lutheran (LCMS) and United Church of Christ (UCC) churches.

Chaplain Densford earned an Associate of Christian Education (ACE) and Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS) from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado (1995), a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York (2003) and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO (2013) and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Northeastern Seminary. In May 2021 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

His military education includes enlisted Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey (1988); the Chaplain Assistant Course at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey (1988); the Chaplain Officer Basic and Chaplain Captain Career Courses (2004 & 2010) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and the Cultural Awareness Training Course (Middle East Region) (2005).

Chaplain Densford’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3 Device), NATO Medal (Afghanistan), and the Cold War Service Certificate.

Chaplain Densford is married to the former Holly Lorraine Parr who together have five children: Jacob, Hannah, Jonathan, Julia and Heidi.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1988, Basic Training (Fort Dix, NJ), 11
  2004, Chaplain Officer Basic Course (Fort Jackson, SC), B/1
 Unit Assignments
4th Battalion, 5th Field Artillery5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry (Cadre)25th Signal Battalion3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation
Task Force Quickstrike, Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I)2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry1st Engineer BrigadeUS Army Military Police School (USAMPS)
501st Military Intelligence BrigadeArmy Garrison Fort Leonard Wood, MOArmy Garrison, AlaskaUS Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) Fort Rucker, AL
  1988-1988, 71M, HHB, 4th Battalion, 5th Field Artillery
  2004-2006, 56A, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry (Cadre)
  2006-2007, 56A, 25th Signal Battalion
  2007-2010, 56A, 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation
  2008-2009, 56A, Task Force Quickstrike, Multi-National Force Iraq (MNF-I)
  2011-2011, 56A, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry
  2012-2012, 56A, 1st Engineer Brigade
  2013-2015, 56A, US Army Military Police School (USAMPS)
  2015-2016, 56A, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade
  2016-2019, 56A, Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  2019-2020, 56A, Army Garrison, Alaska
  2021-2023, 56A, Directorate of Training and Doctrine, US Army Aviation Center of Excellence, Fort Rucker, AL
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2002 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Banzai Kadhimiya district, Iraq2
  2003-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/COB Basra, Iraq
  2006-2006 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)2
  2007-2007 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation II (2006-09)2
  2009-2009 OIF/Iraqi Sovereignty (2009-10)
  2009-2010 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)
 Colleges Attended 
God's Bible School and CollegeKansas State UniversityNazarene Bible College
  1984-1985, God's Bible School and College
  1988-1988, Kansas State University
  1992-1995, Nazarene Bible College
  2001-2003, Northeastern Seminary
  2012-2013, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  2013-2014, Northeastern Seminary
  2017-2021, Others/Not Listed
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