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

 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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OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)/Camp Banzai Kadhimiya district, Iraq
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May / 2003
To Month/Year
June / 2004

Camp Justice (also known as Camp Al-Adala) was a joint Iraqi-American military base in the Kadhimiya district of Baghdad, Iraq. The location was renamed from "Camp Banzai" in mid-September 2004 as part of an effort to give Army facilities around Baghdad friendlier names. Camp Justice was the location of the 2006 execution of Saddam Hussein; the 2007 hanging of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Awad Hamed al-Bandar, and Taha Yassin Ramadan; and the 2010 hanging of Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, a.k.a. Chemical Ali. The former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein was executed at approximately 03:00 UTC on December 30, 2006. Two weeks later on January 15, 2007, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former head of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court, were also executed by hanging at this site. Saddam's former deputy and former vice-president, Taha Yassin Ramadan (who was originally sentenced to life in prison on November 5, 2006, but had it changed to a death sentence three months and a week later), was likewise hanged here on March 20, 2007, two months and five days after Barzan's and al-Bandar's execution. Likewise Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid (Chemical Ali) was hanged on January 25, 2010 (three years and about a month after his cousin's execution), after receiving four death sentences.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
May / 2003
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June / 2004
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
Re-enlistment Ceremony
Day of Deployment

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