“I extend to you my personal thanks and the sincere appreciation of our grateful Nation for your contribution of honorable service to our country, You have helped maintain the security of the Nation during a critical time in its history with a devotion to duty and a spirit of sacrifice in keeping with the proud traditions of the military service."
President Donald J. Trump
“Congratulations. I just learned you’re retiring after over 32 years of active duty in the U.S. Army, As a Colonel and senior Chaplain, you were in charge of every Garrison Chaplain of every U.S. Army installation in the continental U.S., Europe and the Pacific. I also understand that you are a gifted musician as well. Your ministry has shown you have these qualities – speaking with integrity, living out the truth of God’s Word, preaching what you believe, living with intensity, and giving with generosity. You’ve been giving your life away by serving something greater than yourself.”
Pastor Rick Warren Saddleback Valley Community Church
“It has come to my attention that you are now retiring after 32 years of faithful, dedicated service to our great nation as a Chaplain Colonel in the United States Army, While on active duty, you selflessly served multiple missions in support of the defense of freedom, and for that I am truly grateful.”