email@example.com | Co-Director of Soul RepairChaplain (Col.) Herman Keizer, Jr. U.S. Army (ret.), a native of Chicago, is Founding Co-Director of the Soul Repair Center. His military service lasted forty years, with thirty-four years as a chaplain. As a chaplain, he was wounded twice in Vietnam, and he holds the Purple Heart Medal among his many military honors, including the Defense Superior Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster; the Legion of Merit with Three Oak Leaf Clusters; the Soldier's Medal; the Bronze Star Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters and V (Valor) Device; the Meritorious Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters; the Air Medal with 3 Device; the Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster; the Army Medal of Achievement Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster; and the Good Conduct Medal. Rev. Keizer is Director of Chaplaincy Ministries (emeritus) for the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). His many military leadership roles include: Advisor to the Commanding General on Drug And Alcohol in Wurzburg, GE; Officer in Charge of the Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Training Center; Bremerhaven, GE; faculty member at the Chaplain Center and School; Personnel Staff Officer (Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel ); Installation Command Chaplain, Fort Shafter, HI; Division Chaplain, 25th Infantry Division, HI; Deputy Director of the Chaplaincy Service Support Agency, Washington, D.C.; Executive Director, Armed Forces Chaplains Board, Department of Defense; and Command Chaplain, United States European Command, Stuttgart, GE. After retiring in 1998, he was recalled to serve as Military Assistant for Leadership and Human Relations to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. From July 2000-2002, his recall was extended and he became an Advisor to the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the Department of State. On April 11, 2010, he received the Association of Professional Chaplains Distinguished Service Award, the first Military Chaplain and the first Chaplain Endorser to receive the award.