Staff Chaplain

Staff Chaplain Resume Sample

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Compassionate, dedicated, and resourceful professional with transferrable skills and qualifications in the design and implementation of projects and solutions that impact individuals, families, and communities. Possess unparalleled work ethics and ability in facilitating and stimulating individual initiative, self-determination, and leadership. Demonstrate strong ability to communicate effectively while discussing the potential positive and negative consequences of certain practices/actions. Exemplify thorough understanding of conservation principles, methods, and programs in order to advise on planning criteria, promote sound conservation measures, and install works of improvement in various settings.


  • Program Development and Administration
  • Special Event Management
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Supervision of Staff
  • Facility Management
  • Educational Programming and Implementation
  • Community Involvement
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Training

Technical Skills: MS Office Suite, Mac and PC Platforms, Aldus PageMaker


Deputy Force Chaplain | 2010-Present

  • Oversee 7 Marine expeditionary training units, composed of approximately 35 chaplains and 22 religious program specialists preparing for mobilization with Marines within the Pacific region
  • Provide extensive support to Marines in combat by ensuring their medical readiness and professional training compliance by coordinating functions and mentoring each unit officer-in-charge and constant communication with senior leaders of Marine Forces Pacific, Marine Forces Reserves, and Marine Forces Command
  • Work closely with the Commander Navy Reserve Forces in billeting and utilization of all Marine Expeditionary Forces Religious personnel

Staff Chaplain    2007-2010

  • Served as Team Leader for the Caregiver Occupational Stress Control program, supporting all medical personnel and staff to enhance resiliency in a high stress environment, particularly in times of war
  • Executed HR duties, such as recruiting and training a team of 30 members, and coaching more than 1800 personnel in occupational stress coping skills and Combat Operational Stress First Aid
  • Spearheaded the screening of relief personnel mobilized to Haiti, and submitted a comprehensive report to the Command for Navy Surgeon General
  • Provided effectual training on Combat Operational Stress First Aid during Navy Professional Training Course, involving 3-day workshops in San Diego, Camp Pendleton, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Organized and facilitated spirituality courses for 8-week intensive outpatient treatment program at Naval Medical Center San Diego and 12-week residential “Oasis” program at Naval Base Point Loma to address moral injury with patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Increased awareness of family members on healthy antidotes to mitigate the effects of stress during family caregiver workshop
  • Coordinated CPE resident program with the Department of Defense, Naval Medical Center, and Veteran’s Affairs upon completion of 4 units of the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
  • Made major contributions in drafting a new sharing agreement and CPE supervisor job description, participating in the Pastoral Consultation Committee, supporting new residents, establishing a new library, and coordinating with the supervisor in balancing program requirements, ward assignments, resident experience, and patient support
  • Employed superior leadership skills in orchestrating activities of  11 chaplains and 10 religious program specialists regarding clinical assignments, duty schedule, training, and administrative matters
  • Delivered exemplary service in administering pastoral response in numerous crises from staff deaths in combat theatre to domestic traumatic events affecting the majority of personnel in commands, such as plane crashes, suicides, and bomb threats.
  • Presented valuable insight as member of Health Ethics Committee regarding the reported challenges of H1N1 virus, Jehovah’s Witness treatment concerns, improvement of patient education, informed consent, communication of Do Not “Attempt” to Resuscitate orders, fertility, infant medical cases, and other complicated questions that contain both moral and ethical implications.
  • Rendered incomparable assistance to patients and staff while promptly responding to crises experienced by personnel within Navy Medicine West, which resulted in receiving Meritorious Service Medal and multiple letters of appreciation from NMCSD Commander Rear Admiral C. S. Hunter and VA San Diego Medical Center Director Gary Rossio.

Chaplain | 1995-2007

3RD MARINE AIR WING, Marine Expeditionary Forces Religious Units 220 and 219
Reserve Chaplain | 1997-2005

  • Competently functioned as officer-in-charge of MEFREL 219, responsible for preparing and training chaplains and assistants to deploy with Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Rendered efficient and compassionate service in Iraq coordinating and supporting more than 14 Navy and Army chaplains as well as 2,000 Marines, Army National Guard Security Battalion, and Ugandan Forces providing base security

UNITED STATES NAVY, USS Hue City CG-66 FPO AA 34091-1186
Active Duty Command Chaplain | 1995-1997

  • Demonstrated thoroughness in completing three deployments, including Desert Shield, Baltic Operations and Bosnia Conflict
  • Proficiently spearheaded numerous community service projects in 14 countries, earning the Command two consecutive annual First Place Awards among all surface navy platforms
  • Leveraged knowledge and abilities in providing pastoral care to more than 600 service members and their families, counseling and advising 3 commanding officers, as well as in supporting people through outreach programs, including schools, hospitals, women’s shelters, and institutions worldwide with the skills, labor, and dedication of crewmembers
  • Efficiently accomplished additional tasks, such as serving as previous reserve support at Naval Medical Center San Diego for a year, and for Commander Third Fleet for 3 years

Abc CHAPEL, Monterey, CA
Rector | 1997-1999

  • Administered pastoral care of all parishioners, financial affairs, property and building maintenance and use, vestry guidance, as well as supervision of secretary, assistant priest, music director, and bookkeeper
  • Worked closely with leaders in the community regarding outreach and community improvement

THE EFG CHURCH, Various Locations
Priest | 1988-1995


Loan Officer, GHI & ASSOCIATES, Las Vegas, NV | 2003-2007
President/CEO, IJK for CHILDREN, Boulder City, NV | 1999-2001
Regional Manager, KLM INC., Fort Worth, TX | 1983-1986


Master of Divinity

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing
NOP UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX


Clinical Pastoral Education, Naval Medical Center San Diego and VA San Diego Healthcare System
Clinical Pastoral Education, PQR Hospital, Dallas, Texas Summer

Psychology of Terrorism: 7 Things You Need to Know About Terrorism

The Changing Face of Crisis and Disaster Mental Health Intervention

Pastoral Crisis Intervention
Psychological First Aid Training: The Evidence-Based Johns Hopkins Model
Operational Risk management, Time-Critical Risk Management
Professional Training Program: Center for Mind Body-Medicine
Integrating Mind-Body Medicine into Clinical Practice, Medical Education, and Trauma Healing
Advanced Training Program: Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Integrating Mind-Body Medicine into Clinical Practice, Medical Education and Trauma Healing


Meritorious Service Medal
Campaign Medals
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Religious Ministry Team Spirit Award
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal


Author, Editor, and Publisher, Semi-monthly 14-page Theological Newsletter for Offset Printing


Society of the Holy Cross
Business Networking International
Las Vegas Rotary Club
Navy Reserve Officers Association

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