Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army

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).[1] 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.[2] The current CCH is Chaplain (Major General) Thomas L. Solhjem.

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

since May 31, 2019
FormationJune 4, 1920
First holder CH (COL) John T. Axton
WebsiteOfficial Website

U.S. Army Chiefs of Chaplains

NamePhoto DenominationTerm beganTerm ended
1.CH (COL) John T. Axton July 15, 1920April 6, 1928
2.CH (COL) Edmund P. Easterbrook April 7, 1928December 22, 1929
3.CH (COL) Julian E. Yates December 23, 1929December 22, 1933
4.CH (COL) Alva J. Brasted December 23, 1933December 22, 1937
5.CH (MG) William R. Arnold Roman CatholicDecember 23, 1937February 14, 1945
6.CH (MG) Luther D. Miller April 12, 1945August 1, 1949
7.CH (MG) Roy H. Parker August 2, 1949May 27, 1952
8.CH (MG) Ivan L. Bennett May 28, 1952April 30, 1954
9.CH (MG) Patrick J. Ryan Roman CatholicMay 1, 1954October 30, 1958
10.CH (MG) Frank A. Tobey November 1, 1958October 31, 1962
11.CH (MG) Charles E. Brown, Jr. November 1, 1962July 31, 1967
12.CH (MG) Francis L. Sampson Roman CatholicAugust 1, 1967July 31, 1971
13.CH (MG) Gerhardt W. Hyatt LutheranAugust 3, 1971July 29, 1975
14.CH (MG) Orris E. Kelly MethodistAugust 1, 1975July 1, 1979
15.CH (MG) Kermit D. Johnson July 2, 1979June 30, 1982
16.CH (MG) Patrick J. Hessian Roman CatholicJuly 1, 1982June 30, 1986
17.CH (MG) Norris L. Einertson LutheranJuly 1, 1986August 26, 1990
18.CH (MG) Matthew A. Zimmerman, Jr. BaptistAugust 27, 1990August 6, 1994
19.CH (MG) Donald W. Shea Roman CatholicAugust 7, 1994May 31, 1999
20.CH (MG) Gaylord T. Gunhus Lutheran BrethrenJuly 1, 1999July 28, 2003
21.CH (MG) David H. Hicks PresbyterianAugust 16, 2003July 11, 2007
22.CH (MG) Douglas L. Carver Southern BaptistJuly 12, 2007July 21, 2011
23.CH (MG) Donald L. Rutherford Roman CatholicJuly 22, 2011May 21, 2015
24.CH (MG) Paul K. Hurley Roman CatholicMay 22, 2015May 30, 2019
25.CH (MG) Thomas L. Solhjem Assemblies of GodMay 31, 2019Incumbent

See also

References

  1. Army Command Policy (PDF). Department of the Army. 2010.
  2. Army Birthdays. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
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