Densford, Daryl, MAJ

Chaplain
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Major
Current/Last Service Branch
Chaplain-Christian
Current/Last Primary MOS
56A-Command and Unit Chaplain
Current/Last MOS Group
Chaplain
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
Chaplain-Christian
Major
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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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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OIF/Iraqi Sovereignty (2009-10)
From Month/Year
January / 2009
To Month/Year
August / 2010

Description
During 2008 and 2009, all non-U.S. foreign forces withdrew from Iraq. Withdrawal of all non-U.S. forces was complete by 31 July 2009. As of 1 January 2009, the Iraqi government became fully responsible, through its security ministries, for maintaining and providing security and rule of law for its populace. Furthermore, as of 28 June 2009, no foreign forces were stationed within any of Iraq's major cities. The United States decided after negotiations to cease combat operations, that is, patrolling, serving arrest warrants, route clearance, etc., within Iraq by 1 September 2010, and transition to a pure advise, train and assist role. The changing mission entailed major troop reductions; from 115,000 on 15 December 2009, to 50,000 by 1 September 2010, and to zero by 31 December 2011.

As a result of the evolution of Operation Iraqi Freedom, three major commands (Multi-National Force – Iraq, Multi-National Corps – Iraq and Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq) were merged on 1 January 2010. The streamlining reduced the total number of staff positions by 41%, and serves the new advise, train and assist role of the American forces under the U.S.–Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement. The reduced number of staff positions decreased the personnel requirements on the United States armed forces. This also meant that further space was created for the reconstitution of the U.S. military after the end of significant combat operations. (This reconstitution may include, for example, longer leave for many personnel, enhanced space for psychological counselling, equipment repair and maintenance, transport of enormous amounts of equipment, supplies, and materiel south to Kuwait and onward, reconsideration of requirements, etc.).

The new USF–I was claimed to be organized into three divisions, which as of January 2010 were actually four. United States Division – North takes over from the former MND–N, United States Division – Center takes over from United States Force – West and MND–Baghdad, amalgamated on 23 January 2010, and United States Division – South, takes over from the old MND–South. In December 2009/January 2010 when the transition occurred, the 34th Infantry Division was providing the headquarters of MND/USD South. On 3 February 2010, the 1st Infantry Division took command of USD–South (covering nine Governorates of Iraq, including Wasit Governorate and Babil Governorate) from the 34th Infantry Division. A number of Advise and Assist (A&A) Brigades were created to carry out the Advise and Assist mission. Advise and Assist brigades were 'standard combat brigades with a complement of forty-eight extra majors and colonels to serve as advisers to Iraqi troops.'

MNSTC–I became U.S. Forces – Iraq, Advising and Training, which was under a major general, double-hatted as Commander, NATO Training Mission – Iraq (NTM–I).

Withdrawals
1 January 2009 – The U.S.–Iraq Status of Forces Agreement went into effect, and gave the Government of Iraq de jure responsibility of maintaining and providing security for all of its people. Approximately 150,000 foreign troops in Iraq.
28 June 2009 – Foreign forces were no longer stationed within any of Iraq's major cities. Proclaimed as a national holiday by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
31 July 2009 – The last large groups of non-U.S. foreign forces completed their withdrawal from Iraq.
1 January 2010 – The major commands Multi-National Force – Iraq, Multi-National Corps – Iraq and Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq merged into the unified command United States Forces – Iraq, reducing the total number of staff positions by 41%. Approximately 112,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.
7 March 2010 – Iraq held parliamentary elections, its second under its democratic constitution, and is seen as an important milestone for the young Iraqi political system; this leaves approximately 96,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.
1 September 2010 – American forces ceased all combat operations, i.e. patrolling, serving arrest warrants, route clearance, etc., and transitioned to a pure advise, train and assist role. Operation Iraqi Freedom is officially concluded
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 2009
To Month/Year
December / 2009
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Armored Division

1st Cavalry Division

192nd Military Police Battalion

287th Military Police Company

978th Military Police Company

545th Military Police Company

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

716th Military Police Battalion

34th Military Police Company

3rd Infantry Division

411th Military Police Company, 720th Military Police Battalion

563rd Military Police Company, Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, NY

218th Military Police Company

571st Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

194th Military Police Company

591st Military Police Company

65th Military Police Company

772nd Military Police Company, 211th Military Police Battalion

211th Military Police Battalion

135th Military Police Company, 437th Military Police Battalion

94th Military Police Company

988th Military Police Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery

472nd Military Police Company, Troop Command, Fort Wainwright, AK

269th Military Police Company, 117th Military Police Battalion

57th Military Police Company

512th Military Police Company

58th Military Police Company

563d Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion

442nd Military Police Company

793rd Military Police Battalion

546th Military Police Company

511th Military Police Company

543rd Military Police Company

551st Military Police Company

32nd Military Police Company

317th Military Police Battalion

41st Military Police Detachment (CID)

37th Military Police Detachment (CID), 10th Military Police Battalion (CID)

89th Military Police Brigade

42nd Military Police Brigade

I Corps

100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment

75th Military Police Detachment (CID)

4th Infantry Division

10th Mountain Division (LI)

91st Military Police Battalion

178th Military Police Company

267th Military Police Company

8th Military Police Brigade

78th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Riley Battalion (CID) Provisional

336th Military Police Battalion

530th Military Police Battalion

 
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