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
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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Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Niewold, Jacob, 2LT, (2008-2009) EN 21A Second Lieutenant
Pearce, Jamie, 1SG, (2002-Present) EN 21B10 Staff Sergeant
Thomas, Jeffrey, SSG, (1996-2008) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Chadborn, Sarah, SGT, (2001-2008) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Padin, Ricardo, SGT, (2019-Present) TC 88M10 Sergeant
Ramirez, Kermit, SSG, (2011-2020) TC 88M10 Specialist
Santiago, Eduardo, PFC, (2009-2009) EN 21E Private First Class
VanKleeck, Jason, CSM, (1996-2020) MP Sergeant Major
Williams, Seneca, SSG, (1996-Present) IM Staff Sergeant
252nd Military Police Detachment

Fulmer, Brian, 1SG, (1989-2008) MP 31B10 First Sergeant
Parker, Larry, SSG, (2000-2017) MP 31B30 Staff Sergeant
Ross, Jonathon, SSG, (2003-2008) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Banks, Keith, SGT, (1999-Present) MP 31B20 Sergeant
Clive, Jonathon, SGT, (2006-Present) MP 31B20 Sergeant
Clymer, Stephen, SGT, (2004-2008) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Griffith, Josh, SGT, (2003-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Kuhbander, Justin, SGT, (2004-2009) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Rothmel, Marc, SGT, (2001-2008) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Young, Ron, SGT, (1984-Present) MP 31B20 Sergeant
Zahniser, Thomas, SGT, (2008-Present) MP 31B20 Sergeant
Desch, Michael, SGT, (2006-Present) MP 31B10 Specialist 4
Trapp, Richard, SGT, (2005-Present) MP 31B20 Specialist 4
Patterson, Stephanie, SGT, (2006-Present) MP 31B20 Specialist
Rigall, Steven, SP 4, (2004-Present) MP 31B10 Specialist
Escobar, Walter, SSG, (2004-2008) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Damron, Steve, SSG, (1992-2008) Staff Sergeant
Harmon, Nathen, SSG, (2000-Present) Staff Sergeant
McCoy, Kimberly, SSG, (2004-2009) Staff Sergeant
Ross, Melanie, SGT, (2002-2008) Sergeant
Gomez, Geoffrey, SGT, (1996-2008) Sergeant
Russell, Anthony, SPC, (2005-Present) Specialist 4
463rd Military Police Company

Niblock, Jonathan, 1LT, (2001-2008) MP 31A Second Lieutenant
Ernst, Frank, SFC, (1996-2008) MP 31B10 Sergeant First Class
Van Buren, Michael, SFC, (1993-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant First Class
Lucero, Rocio, SSG, (2002-Present) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Scott, Joseph, SSG, (1999-2008) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Bailey, Jennifer, SGT, (2001-Present) QM 92A Sergeant
Dean, Andrew, SGT, (2006-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Frye, Chris, SGT, (2005-Present) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Steadman, Randolph, SGT, (2006-2009) MP 31B10 Sergeant
Avalos, Eder, CPL, (2002-Present) OD 63B10 Corporal
Giddens, Christopher, SGT, (2003-Present) QM 92A Corporal
Montgomery, Jonathan, CPL, (2006-2008) MP 31B10 Corporal
Woodlee, Michael, SPC, (2013-2016) MP 31B10 Specialist
Holland, Audrey, PFC, (2007-Present) MP 31B10 Private First Class
Minor, Eric, CPT, (2001-2008) Captain
Hillman, Mark, MSG, (1993-Present) First Sergeant
ONeal, Preston, SSG, (1999-Present) Staff Sergeant
Meyer, Denise, SP 4, (2004-2008) Specialist 4
HHC Military Police Activity

Royce, Lance E, CPT, (1999-2021) MP Captain
Training Support Battalion

Brewer, Kip, SFC, (1991-Present) IN 11B10 Sergeant First Class
Miles, John, SFC, (1993-2009) QM 92Y10 Sergeant First Class
Solomon, Jason, SFC, (1997-2009) EN 12B10 Sergeant First Class
Shore, Jerry, SSG, (1991-2008) MD 68W Staff Sergeant
Sowards, Kenneth, SSG, (2000-Present) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Thornton, Richard, SSG, (1996-Present) MP 31B10 Staff Sergeant
Vinson, Rodrick, SGT, (2005-Present) QM 92Y10 Sergeant

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