Dr. Herb Sennett's Military Background
CH (LTC) HENRY HERBERT "HERB" SENNETT, USAR, RETIRED
Chaplain Sennett served for a total of twenty-four years as an officer in the US Army Reserves with three years of active duty. He served a year as an infantry officer in Vietnam assigned to the Military Advisory Command-Vietnam as a Mobile Advisory Team member. His station was Vinh Long Province located in the delta region of that country. He was awarded the combat infantryman's badge for duty in a war zone for three or more months. Actually, he was able to survive numerous active combat engagements for over nine months before he was transferred to Can Tho where he served to three months at the Fourth Corps Headquarters.
When he returned to the USA, he lived with his wife in Memphis, Tennessee. There he joined the USAR school as an instructor in military tactics. He taught various courses for the Tennessee National Guard and several USAR units in western part of Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. He resigned his commission in 1976.
He attended seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated in 1978 with a masters degree in theology. Soon after that he was recommissioned as a chaplain with the rank of captain.
During the First Gulf War, he was called to active duty to Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, GA. During his reserve tenure he served with the Arkansas National Guard for two years then with the 3220th USA Garrison (West Palm Beach, FL; 7/9 Field Artillery (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), the 324th Army Hospital (Perrine, FL), the 377th Theater Support Command (New Orleans, LA), and the 478th Civil Affairs Brigade (Miami, FL).
Has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal and four Meritorious Service Medals for outstanding service to the US Army Reserves. He retired in February 2004 after twenty-eight years of service.