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The Soul Repair Center offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.

Attention to Military Moral Injury: Initial Chaplaincy Training in the Three Chaplaincy Schools

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

1:00 - 2:30 CDT

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How do the curricula of the three chaplaincy schools attend to military moral injury in the initial training for persons entering the Chaplaincy? This webinar allows us to learn from leaders for each of the chaplaincy schools. They will describe how each respective curriculum intends to equip persons as effective chaplains when responding to persons who experience moral injury. We will focus on the content and sequencing of courses in the initial training for each school, priorities shaping each curriculum, evaluation of student learning, and rationale for sequencing further courses beyond the initial training. We’ll learn how each program provides chaplains with knowledge and skills for responding to personnel who report or describe morally injurious experiences and how their educational programs assess student achievement of those skills.

Commander Ron J. Kennedy, CHC, USN serves as the Deputy Director of Training at the Naval Chaplaincy School, Newport, Rhode Is. Commander Kennedy has served in the USN for 19 years. He deployed with the Marines to Iraq where his battalion engaged in the assault on Fallujah. He also served on the USS Nimitz and subsequently in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan and with the USN in Busan, Korea. Prior to his military service he served in foreign missions in Russia and Kazakhstan on behalf of the Churches of Christ.

Col. Mark Lee, CHpln, US Army begins his service as Dean of the Army Graduate School September 8, 2023. Previously he directed the CPE Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. He holds a DMin and PhD, and certifications in ACPE and BCC. Chaplain Lee previously served as chief of Theater Spiritual Resilience as the US Army Europe-Africa Headquarters in Wiesbaden, German. He also served in South Korea and deployed twice in Iraq. Prior to his service in the Army, CH Lee served as senior pastor of Community Church of Honolulu and concurrently as a chaplain in the Hawaii Air National Guard. He holds a PhD from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, a DMin from Erskine Seminary, an MDiv from Princeton Theological School, and an MBA and BS from the University of Southern California.

Maj Douglas E. Lumpkin, CHC, USAF serves as an Instructor and Director of the Operations Division at the Air Force Chaplain Corps College located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He has deployed in support of numerous operations to Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations during the Global War on Terror. Ch Lumpkin is an APC Board-Certified Chaplain, holds a doctorate, with a specialization in Traumatic Injury, from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He also serves as one of the DoD’s moral injury subject matter experts. He develops curricula and workshops for US Special Operations Command and as the instructor for the USAF’s Moral Injury course during basic chaplain training.

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