CPT William J Denn, originally from Albany, NY, commissioned into the United States Army through the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Relations and Systems Engineering. He led both tank and infantry platoons in Iraq fighting alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga in Mosul from 2007-2009. In 2010 he served as a combat adviser for the Afghan Security Forces in Regional Command East, Afghanistan.
Following his tour in Afghanistan, Captain Denn developed new efforts to bridge intelligence gaps between Strategic and National Intelligence and deployed tactical warfighters at the National Security Agency. After commanding a military intelligence company, Captain Denn completed his Masters in Public Policy (MPP) at Harvard’s Kennedy School focusing on national security, interagency cooperation, and civil-military issues. He currently is studying at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC) where he is pursuing a Masters in Military Art and Science (MMAS).
Captain Denn has written for the Washington Post, The Boston Herald and Harvard’s policy journals on a variety of national security, military, and civil-military issues.