David Harold Penny
Born in 1965, David H. Penny enlisted in the Infantry with the IL Army National Guard in 1984 and trained at Ft. Benning GA “Follow me sir!” then went Active Army becoming an Abrams armor crewman in 1986. During his first tour of Germany he crossed trained as a Cavalry Scout at 3/63 AR 3 ID in Kitzingen. After a break in service attending college at Southern Ill University he returned to active duty stationed at Baumholder in 1991, then at Ft Knox in 1994 as a Tank Commander Instructor until 1996.
After a second break in service David returned to the IL Army National Guard Infantry before 9/11. David deployed with Task Force Santa Fe in 2002. In 2005 David reclassified to Chaplain Asst. but, at heart once Infantry always Infantry; and was ordained by Trinity Ministries part of Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches: an Armed Forces Chaplain Board (AFCB) accredited organization. He deployed with Task Force Phoenix VIII to Afghanistan in ‘08-‘09.
Upon returning home, instead of pursing Chaplaincy, David remained enlisted becoming the IL State Chaplains Assistant in 2010. Sergeant First Class Penny retired in 2012. For over thirteen years he worked with at-risk-youth at the ILARNG Youth Challenge Program becoming Commandant in 2014. He left in 2017, finished Ministers of Vengeance in 2018, and works on a residential program counseling traumatized youth.
Since his ordination, David has provided various concierge ministerial services; family, pre-marital, marital, individual counseling and veterans counseling. David’s Master’s in Divinity was conferred in 2010; his Master of Arts in Management and Leadership in 2013, and Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling in 2015 from Liberty Seminary (AFCB accredited) and University. David is currently working on his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. David lives in Illinois with his lovely wife, Linda.
David’s Military experience includes
West Germany: Active Army 1986 Patrolled East German Border
Federal Republic of Germany after 9/11: Force Protection with Task Force Santa Fe 2002, Sullivan Barracks, Mannheim.
Bulgaria Operation Bulwark: at Nova Selo 2004: Worked in Tactical Operations Center
Hurricane Katrina: Operation Crescent Relief in New Orleans 2005
Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom 08 - 09 Task Force Phoenix VIII
Multiple missions up and down Western side: Chaplain Assistant duties as needed or requested, worked with a PMT
(Provincial Mentoring Team) for ANP (Afghan National Police) based out of Herat, and HA (Humanitarian Assistance).
Italy: Vincenza ODT2010: Chapel duty mission working with Post Chapel
Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, 2010: MEDFLAG10 Humanitarian Assistance, mass casualty event training for their
Army, and workshop for their Chaplains.
David can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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