Lt. Col. Dave Henning hails from Buffalo, New York. He earned a Bachelors of Science and was commissioned through ROTC at the Canisius College of Buffalo New York as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps on May 18, 2000.
Henning's first assignment was with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. Shortly after 9/11, Henning deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and within a year of redeployment he deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom-1. Henning's next assignment was in South Korea as a staff officer in the 8th Army G4. Henning then transitioned to Civil Affairs and the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (A) where he deployed as the team leader of Civil Affairs Team 723 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines. His next assignment was with 2nd Battalion 1st Special Forces Group (A) where he deployed to Afghanistan as the Special Operations Task Force-South S9. Henning was then selected to attend resident the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he also earned his Master's degree in International Relations from Webster University. Upon completion of CGSC, Henning returned to the 97th CA BN(A) as the civil affairs planning team chief and quickly deployed to support the Theater Civil Military Support Element, Special Operations Command Pacific, and Special Operations Command Korea with operational planning requirements. Henning took command of Charlie Company, 97th CA BN (A) on April 17, 2013 and deployed the company in support of the United States Special Operations Command Civil Military Engagement Program in Pacific Command. Upon redeployment, Henning was selected to serve as the 97th CA BN(A) S3 where he ran current operations for the battalion as well as oversaw the training, validation, deployment, and redeployment. Henning was selected as the civil affairs field grade assignment officer at Human Resources Command. Upon completion of his second year at HRC, Henning was nominated and selected to serve as the civil affairs branch chief, the senior civil affairs advisor to HRC as well as the entire active component civil affairs force.
Henning's military education includes: The Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Sling Load Inspector Certification Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Mortuary Affairs Officer Course, Basic Airborne Course, Civil Affairs Qualification Course, Advanced Regional Analysis Course (Asia Pacific), Special Operations Language Training (Tagalog), SERE C, Resident Intermediate Level Education Qualification, US Army Pre-Command Course, and the Tactical Commander’s Development Course.
His awards and decorations include: The Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Drivers Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Gold and the US Army Recruiting Badge.
He is married and has two sons.