Darcy was born in Wisconsin and raised in Decorah, Iowa. She attended the United States Military Academy (USMA) Preparatory School before earning admission to and attending USMA. While at West Point, she rowed crew four years and studied law, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and a commission in the United States Army as a second lieutenant in 1996.
Darcy’s military education and experience includes all courses up to and including graduation from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 2011. She is a professional logistician, having served in the Transportation Corps at Fort Carson, Colorado and commanded the 1st Cavalry Division’s Heavy Transportation Company at Fort Hood, Texas. She has served twice in combat as a logistician. First as transportation planner for the 1st Cavalry Division, Taji, Iraq in 2004, and most recently as the Support Operations Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Balad, Iraq, from 2009
to 2010. During the second deployment, she was charged with and supervised the reset or redeployment of over $1 billion worth of equipment during the Iraq
Darcy graduated from Boston College in 2006 with a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology. Immediately afterward, she began her first teaching and mentoring assignment at West Point, where she taught Military Leadership and a few courses in Sociology. During her time at the Command and General Staff School in 2011, she earned a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Central Michigan University. While on her second deployment to combat, Darcy was selected to begin studying for a doctorate in sociology at Boston College and return to teach Military Leadership. She took over that same course as the course director in June 2013. She continues her doctoral studies, focused on environmental sociology and organizational behavior change.
Darcy is married to Troy, also an Army officer. They have three children and very much look forward to returning to Iowa in the future.
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