Darrin Denny

Darrin Denny

Area(s) of Expertise: International, Operations
Key Industries: Government, Military


Institute for Defense Analysis, Consultant/Analyst
Consultant and analyst for a global think tank that works directly for the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Provides observations and advice for improving processes, organizational structures, doctrine, and strategy.

Air University, Leadership Instructor
Leadership Instructor supporting the United States Air Force On-line Master's Degree Program. Provides support, mentorship, and instruction to six courses annually for hundreds of military/civilian professionals.

U.S. Marine Corps, Colonel, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Chief NATO Exercise Program
Developed a new NATO training program that resulted in a six-fold increase in strategic exercises. Led a diverse branch for 20 NATO nations and routinely integrated the actions of personnel from over 40 nations. Developed key strategic options for senior military and political leaders regarding developing crisis in Eastern Europe.

U.S. Marine Corps, Colonel, Security Force Regiment, Commanding Officer
Led a global organization of over 4,000 Marines and Sailors responsible for two major strategic mission requirements. Directed security for all U.S. Navy nuclear weapons with zero compromises. Deployed anti-terrorism units globally 36 times in support of regional commanders to secure critical U.S. Assets.

U.S. Marine Corps, Colonel, Marine Expeditionary Force, Future Operations Officer
Directed and supervised operational and exercise-related planning efforts for USMC forces in the Pacific. Represented USMC in 15 countries to include interactions with foreign militaries, governments, and U.S. embassies. Directly supported contingency planning efforts in the Pacific theater.

  • MA, Operational Studies, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia
  • MA, Strategic Studies, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia
  • BA, Economics and History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia