Captain S. P. Danyi
Captain Sean Danyi was born in Germany and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces through the ROTP-Civilian University entry program in 2009.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Calgary (2013) and a master's in European History from the American Military University (2021), with a thesis looking into the growth of nationalism in the Austro-Hungarian Common Army.
He completed training in 2014 and was assigned to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) as 1st Troop Leader, A Sqn. He deployed to Chile in 2015 on a small unit exchange with CECOMBAC and subsequently deployed to Ukraine in 2016.
While in Ukraine he worked as the Standards and Training Officer with the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine. He led the first mobile training team down to the Odessa Oblast, training the Senior NCOs of the Ukrainian 28th Mechanised Brigade. He then took over as the Assistant Canadian Defence Attache for Ukraine and had the opportunity to briefly fill the Canadian Defence Attache post.
Upon return to Canada in April 2017, he took over the Strathcona Mounted Troop and led the 100th Anniversary Charge at Moreuil Wood. In September of 2018 he was posted to 39 CBG in the G1 Cell returning to Regiment in 2021. Upon return to the Regiment, he took on the roles of Battle Captain/Second in Command and eventually Acting Officer Commanding B Squadron. He then transferred to Acting Officer Commanding A Squadron in the latter third of 2022.
As former professional classical dancers he and his wife enjoy attending the Ballet and Symphony in both Edmonton and Vancouver. They currently have a ward from Ukraine and are quickly learning the ins and outs of parenting a teenager. They both enjoy reading and tea, as well as spending time with their family including their three cats.