Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army

Summary

Chief of Chaplains of the
United States Army
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Seal of the United States Army Chaplain Corps
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Flag of the Chief of Chaplains
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Incumbent
CH (MG) Thomas L. Solhjem

since May 31, 2019
U.S. Army Chaplain Corps
Army Staff[1]
AbbreviationCCHS
Reports toChief of Staff of the Army
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Constituting instrumentNational Defense Act of 1920
10 U.S.C. § 7073
FormationJune 4, 1920
First holderCH (COL) John T. Axton
DeputyDeputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army (CCH) is the chief supervising officer of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. (Chaplains do not hold commanding authority).[2] From 1775 to 1920, chaplains were attached to separate units. The Office of the Chief of Chaplains was created by the National Defense Act of 1920 in order to better organize the Chaplaincy.[3] The current CCH is Chaplain (Major General) Thomas L. Solhjem.

U.S. Army Chiefs of Chaplains

No. Name Photo Denomination Term began Term ended
1 CH (COL) John T. Axton JohnAxton.jpg Congregational July 15, 1920 April 6, 1928
2 CH (COL) Edmund P. Easterbrook EdmundEasterbrook.jpg Methodist April 7, 1928 December 22, 1929
3 CH (COL) Julian E. Yates Julian E. Yates.jpg Northern Baptist December 23, 1929 December 22, 1933
4 CH (COL) Alva J. Brasted AlvaBrasted.jpg Baptist December 23, 1933 December 22, 1937
5 CH (MG) William R. Arnold William Arnold.jpg Roman Catholic December 23, 1937 February 14, 1945
6 CH (MG) Luther D. Miller Luther D. Miller.JPG Episcopalian April 12, 1945 August 1, 1949
7 CH (MG) Roy H. Parker Roy H. Parker.JPG Southern Baptist August 2, 1949 May 27, 1952
8 CH (MG) Ivan L. Bennett IvanBennett.jpg Southern Baptist May 28, 1952 April 30, 1954
9 CH (MG) Patrick J. Ryan PatrickRyan.JPG Roman Catholic May 1, 1954 October 30, 1958
10 CH (MG) Frank A. Tobey Frank A. Tobey.jpg American Baptist November 1, 1958 October 31, 1962
11 CH (MG) Charles E. Brown, Jr. Charles E. Brown Jr.jpg United Methodist November 1, 1962 July 31, 1967
12 CH (MG) Francis L. Sampson Francis Sampson.jpg Roman Catholic August 1, 1967 July 31, 1971
13 CH (MG) Gerhardt W. Hyatt GerhardtHyatt.JPG Lutheran August 3, 1971 July 29, 1975
14 CH (MG) Orris E. Kelly Major General Rev. Orris E. Kelly.jpg Methodist August 1, 1975 July 1, 1979
15 CH (MG) Kermit D. Johnson Kermit Johnson.JPG United Presbyterian July 2, 1979 June 30, 1982
16 CH (MG) Patrick J. Hessian PatrickHessian.jpg Roman Catholic July 1, 1982 June 30, 1986
17 CH (MG) Norris L. Einertson NorrisEinertson.jpg Lutheran July 1, 1986 August 26, 1990
18 CH (MG) Matthew A. Zimmerman, Jr. DA-SC-07-44930.JPEG National Baptist Convention August 27, 1990 August 6, 1994
19 CH (MG) Donald W. Shea Donald Shea.JPEG Roman Catholic August 7, 1994 May 31, 1999
20 CH (MG) Gaylord T. Gunhus Gaylordtgunhus.jpg Lutheran Brethren July 1, 1999 July 28, 2003
21 CH (MG) David H. Hicks DavidHicks.JPG Presbyterian August 16, 2003 July 11, 2007
22 CH (MG) Douglas L. Carver Douglas carver.jpg Southern Baptist July 12, 2007 July 21, 2011
23 CH (MG) Donald L. Rutherford DonaldRutherford.jpg Roman Catholic July 22, 2011 May 21, 2015
24 CH (MG) Paul K. Hurley PaulKHurley.png Roman Catholic May 22, 2015 May 30, 2019
25 CH (MG) Thomas L. Solhjem Thomas L. Solhjem (cropped).jpg Assemblies of God May 31, 2019 Incumbent
2008 meeting of current and former Army Chiefs of Chaplains, Arlington, VA

See also

References

  1. ^ 10 U.S.C. § 7031 - The Army Staff: function; composition.
  2. ^ Army Command Policy (PDF). Department of the Army. 2010.
  3. ^ Army Birthdays. Retrieved July 6, 2010.