Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2011: Denton Knapp

November 25, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Army, Denton Knapp, MacDill, Special Operations Command

Denton Knapp, 

Colonel, U.S. Army


What he’s wearing: Dress shirt by Robert Graham, $158; Jeans by Rock & Republic, $235; tie, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection; shoes by Gucci, $540; Leather jacket by Andrew Marc, $595 


Guilty pleasure: Chocolate

New Year’s resolution: Work out more…corresponds with chocolate (if you have to cut)

Most unusual item in your home: My wife, Heather

My hero: Heather, my wife; and two sons, Brandon and Scott

Rock star idol: Ted Nugent

Top 3 songs on your iPod: “(Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding; “Everlong,” Foo Fighters; “Simple Man”, Lynard Skynard

Bay area’s best-kept secret: Ballast Point Park, South Tampa (if you have to cut)

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: Underwear from the Chevron. Great quality and convenient…who knew!

Greatest extravagance: My Harley Davidson motorcycle, which I bought after my first Iraq deployment

Pet peeve: Those who don’t take responsibility for their actions

Would you rather be invisible or fly: Fly

I’d travel 5,000 miles to see: My family (if you have to cut)

Ideal Saturday night: A good dinner and a night out with friends

Dream celebrity date: Martina McBride (if you have to cut)

Favorite clothing designer: Ralph Lauren

What inspires me: Our military service members and their families

If I were king: I would win and end all wars and maintain peace (if you have to cut)