Michael R. Denny

June 6, 2017 
 ó  Chief Warrant Officer Four Michael Richard Denny, 37, passed away April 8, 2017. 

Born March 2, 1980, in Smithtown, NY, he graduated from Thousand Island High School in Cape Vincent, NY. 

Michael enlisted in the Army in December 1999 as a 35Y out of Syracuse, NY. Chief Denny attended basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, and AIT at Red Stone Arsenal, AL.

His first assignment was to Headquarters and Headquarters Company DISCOM 25ID at Schofield Barracks Hawaii where he spent all of his time as an enlisted Soldier. In September of 2005 Chief Denny was commissioned to the rank of Warrant Officer 1 as a missile tech (948D0). Following graduation of Warrant Officer Basic Course he was assigned back to Schofield Barracks Hawaii to the 725th Maintenance Support Battalion where he would begin a successful career as an officer in the United States Army.  Chief Denny was stationed at Fort Drum from 2010-2014 and while stationed there he earned a BA in business from Canton ATC. Chief Denny has had four deployments, two in Afghanistan and two in Iraq and in November of 2016 Chief Denny was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Four where he was then selected to work on the CASCOM Commanderís staff as an advisor in his specialty.

Chief Denny is survived by his son, Robert, daughter Gracie, their mother Katherine, his mother Bethany and his two sisters, Susan and Shana. 

His father, Douglas Denny, died in 2001.

A memorial service was held April 21, 2017, at Fort Bliss. 

Burial in the Arlington Cemetery will be held 9 a.m. Sept. 20, 2017.

A celebration of his life will be held at a time and place to be announced at the convenience of the family in July.

Arrangements are incomplete with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.