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
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
Officers' Christian FellowshipMilitary Chaplains AssociationIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)European Commandery
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Association
  2003, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2003, Military Chaplains Association - Assoc. Page
  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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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019
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3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation

Motes, Kerry, CPT, (2001-Present) QM 90A Captain
Patton, Nathan, MAJ, (2001-Present) AV 15A Captain
Learn, Philip, CW3, (1993-2008) AV 152H Chief Warrant Officer 3
Mullins, Chris, CW3, (1994-Present) AV 152H Chief Warrant Officer 2
Jensen, Tommy, SSG, (1998-2008) TC 88M10 Staff Sergeant
Lauture, Courtney, SSG, (2001-2018) SC 25Q Staff Sergeant
Lewis, Michael, SSG, (1993-2014) OD 89B Staff Sergeant
Adkins, Kyle, SGT, (2006-2010) AV 15R20 Sergeant
Gifford, Clarence, SGT, (2001-2009) AV 15R10 Sergeant
Gilbert, Steven, SGT, (1995-Present) AG 42A Sergeant
Goldbar, Harry, SGT, (2008-Present) SC 25U Sergeant
Pope, Clayton, SSG, (2002-2008) AV 15R10 Sergeant
Sanchez, Miguel, SSG, (2007-2014) OD 89B Sergeant
Santana, Victor, SGT, (2006-2012) AV 15Y20 Sergeant
Hybertsen, Julie Ann, SPC, (2006-2013) AV 15R20 Corporal
Deitz, Nathan, SPC, (2004-2012) AG 42A Specialist
Poore, Donald, SPC, (2006-2010) AV 15Y10 Specialist
Ray, Heather, SPC, (2009-2014) OD 91B Specialist
A Company

Monette, Brett, MAJ, (1993-Present) AV 15A Captain
Koth, Christopher, CW2, (2003-Present) AV 152H Chief Warrant Officer 2
Wagenbrenner, Charles, 1SG, (1994-Present) AV 15Z50 First Sergeant
B Company

Brainard, John Randall, CPT, (2008-2012) AV 152H First Lieutenant
C Company

Niles, Ron, CW4, (1990-2008) AV 152H Chief Warrant Officer 4
Behan, Clarence, CW3, (1994-2018) AV 152H Chief Warrant Officer 2

O'Black, Stuart, CSM, (1986-2018) AV 15Z50 First Sergeant
Kiil, Ashley, SSG, (1999-Present) MI 35F Staff Sergeant
Warren, Leroy, SSG, (1993-Present) QM 92A Sergeant
Champlin, Clay, 1SG, (1987-2010) AV First Sergeant

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