ECA U.S. Army Chaplains Cargel and Binney Serving Together at Erbil Air Base in Kurdistan, Iraq, January 2023
CH (LTC) Robert Cargel (r.) celebrating his birthday on location
with CH (CPT) Joshua Binney
ECA Chaplains Surprise Each Other August 2022 Unaware Both on Assignment in Kuwait
CH (LTC) Val Van Dress and CH (LTC) Daniel Price
The ECA's Veterans Administration Chaplain Jason J. Shaw, USN, CHC (Ret), Successfully Defends Doctoral Dissertation August 17, 2022, at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
The purpose of the dissertation and tools
(the Transitional Reflective Guide and the Shaw Reflective Transitional Model)
is to assist military chaplains facing the challenges of transitioning back to
civilian ministry. To learn more, click on tinyurl.com/shawtransitional to
view an informative associated video presentation.
Congratulations, Dr. Shaw, on the occasion of this milestone in your ministry!
Successful Transition of ECA Chaplain (Captain) Jonathan Yeo from Army Reserves to Active Duty
August 8 2022, at Ft. Stewart, Georgia
Battalion Commander LTC Brian Montgomery (l.) swearing in Chaplain Yeo at Battalion headquarters
ECA Well-Represented at Army Chaplain Corps Operational Religious Support Leader Course (ORSLC) Held
July 31 to August 12, 2022, at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina
The sixteen students who participated included the following six ECA chaplains (shown l. to r.) above: CH (MAJ) Stratton Ladewig, CH (MAJ) Mike Jones, CH (MAJ) John Bright, CH (MAJ) Curtis Hulshizer, CH (MAJ) Joel Kelley and CH (MAJ) Joseph Choi. Graduates of ORSLC are and will become leaders of the Army Chaplain Corps.
ECA Military Chaplains Gather July 21 at our 2022 International
Conference in Norfolk, Virginia
ECA Delegation tours USS George H. W. Bush Supercarrier
July 18, 2022 at Norfolk Naval Station, Virginia
Shown (l. to r.) for the occasion are Board member Rev. Joseph Hoskin, his wife, Lois, U.S. Navy Chaplain (Commander) Dr. Carla Barry, President, CEO and Military Chaplain Endorser Dr Robert Turrill, Rev. Jane Turrill, Board Member Chaplain Gregory Estes, Board Chairman Dr. Huntley Brown, Rev. Walter Wally and U. S. Navy Chaplain David Peterson
Retirement Ceremony of ECA U.S. Army Active Duty Chaplain (Colonel) Kenneth “Bro Ken” Sorensen, Held June 2, 2022, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Chaplain Sorenson and his wife, Patrice (ctr.) flanked by Rev. Jane Turrill (l.) and Dr. Turrill (r.)
Congratulations “Bro Ken” and thank you for your faithful ministry among our men and women in uniform!
ECA’s Chaplain (Lieutenant) Lee Yi, Recent Professional Naval Chaplaincy Basic Leadership Course Graduate, Recognized by the Navy Office of the Chief of Chaplains
Notification (italicized) from the Navy Chief of Chaplains Office received May 2, 2022:
Dear Dr. Turrill,
We celebrate with you the recent graduation of Chaplain Lee Yi from the Professional Naval Chaplaincy Basic Leadership Course on April 19th. Your commitment to the men and women of the Sea Services is manifest in the excellent people you endorse for ministry. Our office has interviewed Chaplain Yi and written a brief story on his journey to Navy chaplaincy. We encourage you to share it throughout the ECA as you think best. The Chaplain Corps’ Director of Strategic Communications, Chaplain Nathan Solomon, will also make the story available to the Talbott School of Theology, the graduate institution attended by Chaplain Yi. Thank you for your commitment to the spiritual readiness of your people in the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard!
Charles E. Varsogea
CAPT, CHC, USN
Executive Assistant to the Chief of Navy Chaplains
Congratulations are certainly in order for Chaplain Yi. The brief story, referenced above, of his journey to Navy chaplaincy, may be viewed by clicking here.
Upon Recommendation of US Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain Brigadier General William Green, ECA Chaplain Major Robert Cargel Awarded “The Four Chaplains Medal”, Presented February 10, 2022, During Ceremony at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
CH (COL) Tony Petros (l.), Senior Command Chaplain for Fort Campbell, and CH (MAJ) Cargel during presentation at ceremony
The Four Chaplains Medal awarded to CH Cargel
Congratulations Chaplain Cargel!
ECA members, CH (LTC) Sai On Ng, Command Chaplain of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and CH (MAJ) Joseph Choi, Deputy Command Chaplain of the 63rd Readiness Division, participants in the week-long U.S. Army Reserve Battle Focused Training (BFT) held in Mountain View, CA, during February 2022
CH Ng (l.) and CH Choi
Retirement Ceremony of New Mexico National Guard Senior Army Chaplain Colonel Elmon R. Krupnik, ECA Military Chaplain Commission Chairman, Held December 20, 2021, at the Regional Training Institute, Sante Fe, New Mexico
Dr. Turrill presents the ECA Dr. George L. Miller Chaplain Merit Award to Chaplain Krupnik on the occasion of his retirement and in recognition of his 38 years of military service.
Thank you, Dr. Krupnik, for your faithful service to our men and women in uniform!
ECA Military Chaplains Gather July 22 at our 2021 International Conference in Erlanger, Kentucky
Retirement Ceremony of ECA Florida Army National Guard Chaplain Major Raymond Thomas Smith, Jr. Held October 8, 2020 at 50th Regional Support Group, Homestead, Florida
Colonel Ricardo Roig with Chaplain Smith during presentation at ceremony
Chaplain Smith, a former military policeman and Criminal Investigation Command agent, retired exactly 10 years to the day after returning as a chaplain following a 19-year break from the Armed Forces.
Thank you, Chaplain Smith, for your faithful service to our men and women in uniform!
ECA Chaplain Major Lauralee Ozzello Receives Samuel Stone Award as 2019 Air National Guard Chaplain of the Year, Presented August 6. 2020, at Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Phoenix, Arizona
Award presented during a weekly Facebook Live Feed by Colonel Pat Donaldson, Wing Commander, 161st Air Refueling Wing, Goldwater Air National Guard Base
Congratulations Chaplain Ozzello!
ECA Military Chaplains Gather July 16 at our 2020 International Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
ECA Army Ranger Chaplain (MAJ) Jonathan Knoedler Featured in 24MAY20 Military.com Article, “As Rangers Face Isolation and Stress, Army Chaplain Goes to New Lengths to Reach Them”
Army Ranger Chaplain Maj. Jon Knoedler walks across a narrow beam 35 feet above Victory Pond at Fort Benning, Georgia, to offer perspective to soldiers wrestling with the uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic…-Matthew Cox
Thank you, Chaplain Knoedler, for your ministry to the Rangers!
27APR20 Associated Press Article Highlights ECA Green Beret Chaplain (MAJ) Brian Minietta Serving Soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina During Pandemic
Thank you, Chaplain Minietta, for your impactful ministry on behalf of the U.S. Army!
ECA Chaplain (Col) Rick Blank, California State Guard Command and Deputy Chaplain, Gives Invocation at 7MAR20 Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial Dedication at Miramar National Cemetery
Chaplain Blank, who also serves as chaplain of for the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, standing beside memorial
To read more about the military history of Chaplain Blank and his family, click here.
ECA Representatives Attend 16JAN20 Annual Armed Forces Chaplains Board Military Endorser Conference at Pentagon
Chief of Chaplains USA MG Thomas Solhjem flanked by ECA representatives USA Chaplain (MAJ) Robert A. Cargel (l.), Endorser Dr. Robert Turrill and Military Assistant Jane Turrill (r.)
Three ECA Chaplains Attend Army Chaplain Colonel Transition Seminar (CCTS) January 6-15 in Washington, D.C. and Fort Jackson, South Carolina
(l. to r.) CH (COL) Paul Jaedicke, CH (COL) Glenn Finch, and CH (COL) Bob Marsi
Blessings to you, chaplains, in your leadership roles!
ECA Chaplain Joshua J. Gilliam Promoted to Rank of Colonel, United States Army, January 10, 2020, at Ceremony in Grafenwoehr, Germany
Chaplain Gilliam (center) with his wife and eight children and joined for the occasion by the ECA’s US Army Chaplain (COL) Kenneth R. Sorenson and his wife
Congratulations Chaplain Gilliam!
ECA celebrates September 20, 2019 Graduation of Member Chaplains From Air Force Chaplain Corps College Basic Chaplain Course at Maxwell Air Force Base
(l. to r.) Chaplain (1st Lt) Tra’vorus Weaver and Chaplain (Capt) Nathan Tarr
Chaplain Weaver with his wife, Gina, at the graduation
Present for the occasion was Chaplain Gregory Estes, RET, a member of both the ECA’s Military
Chaplain Commission and International Board of Directors.
ECA Celebrates Promotion of Chaplain Jeffrey F. Ryan to the Rank of Colonel, United States Army, July 12, 2019, in Ceremony at The Spirit of Ft. Hood Chapel, Ft. Hood, Texas
Chaplain (COL) Jason Wesbrock administers
the Oath of Office to Chaplain (COL) Ryan (right)
Chaplain Ryan joined for the occasion by his wife, Danae, daughters Tara and Autumn, and mother-in-law, Dana
ECA Military Chaplains Gather July 25 at our 2019 International Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina
Three ECA Chaplains Recognized for June 28, 2019 Graduation from U. S. Army Operational Religious Support Leadership Course at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
(l. to r.) Chaplain (MAJ) Clifford R. Pappe, Indiana Army National Guard, Chaplain (LTC) Timothy J. Bourquin, Rhode Island Army National Guard and Chaplain (MAJ) Jimmy L. Bellamy, Jr., Georgia Army National Guard
ECA celebrates June 25, 2019 Graduation of Ohio Air National Guard Chaplain (1st Lt) David J. Grady from Air Force Chaplain Corps College Basic Chaplain Course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama
(l. to r.) Chaplain Gregory Estes, RET (present for the occasion and a member of both the ECA’s Military Chaplain Commission and International Board of Directors and Chaplain Grady
ECA Chairman of the Board and Concert Pianist Rev. Huntley Brown Keynote Speaker through Word and Music for 2MAY19 New Mexico National Guard National Day of Prayer “Seeds of Peace…” Faith Heritage Prayer Breakfast
Shown (l. to r.) for the occasion are Major General Kenneth Nava, New Mexico National Guard Adjutant General, Chairman Brown and Dr. Elmon Krupnik, New Mexico State Chaplain and ECA Board Member and Military Chaplain Commission Chairman
Click here to view the video of Rev. Brown playing "How Great Thou Art."
ECA celebrates 11April19 Graduation of Five Member Chaplains From Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School in Columbia, South Carolina
(l. to r.) Chaplain (2LT) Jamar Mabry, Army Reserves, Chaplain (1LT) Jeremiah Cullett, Army Active Duty, and Chaplain (1LT) Timothy Lee-Army Reserves
Chaplain (1LT) Steven Ruff, Army Active Duty with wife and daughter
Chaplain (2LT) Timothy Hadley, Army Ohio National Guard
Present for the occasion was Chaplain Gregory Estes, RET, a member of both the ECA’s Military Chaplain Commission and International Board of Directors
ECA Chaplain Lawrence M. Dabeck, Promoted to the Rank of Colonel, United States Army, January 2, 2019, in Ceremony at Memorial Chapel, Ft. Myer, Virginia
COL Dabeck joined by Dr. Turrill for the occasion
Congratulations Chaplain Dabeck!
From Among Membership ECA Celebrates December 20, 2018 Graduation of Two Chaplain Candidates From U.S. Army Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course at Corps College at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
(l. to r.) 1LT Sung K. Song, Chaplain Gregory Estes, RET (member of both the ECA’s Military Chaplain Commission and International Board of Directors), and 2LT Ubong B. Jonah
Congratulations Chaplain Candidates!
Chaplain Lieutenant Commander Robert J. LeCompte Selected August 2018 to Receive Department of Navy’s 2018 Military Chaplain’s Association Distinguish Chaplain Award for the Navy Reserve
Congratulations Chaplain LeCompte!
ECA Chaplain Lieutenant Colonel-P Glenn H. Finch, Florida National Guard New State Command Chaplain, Receives Diploma of Masters of Strategic Studies as a Distinguished Graduate at from Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on July 27, 2018
Congratulations on the occasion of this milestone Chaplain Finch!
Summer of 2018 Eventful for ECA US Air Force Chaplain Captain Juan Marcus Reyes
Chaplain Reyes earns Doctor of Ministry degree July 15 from Faith International University /Faith Seminary in Tacoma, Washington (above) and (below) receives the award August 2 from Mr. Allard Carney, Director of Staff for the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, for Wing Staff Agencies Company Grade Officer (CGO) of the 2nd Quarter 2018
Congratulations Chaplain Reyes, on both counts as well as for your two previous CGO awards!
ECA Military Chaplains Gather July 26 at our 2018 International Conference in Erlanger, Kentucky