Meet Our Chaplains

Chaplain Paul Leonard

Branch of Service: VA

Grade: Colonel, US Army
Place of Birth: Canonsburg,PA - November 25, 1933
Mandatory Removal Date: 25 November 25, 1993
Present Assignment: Retired
Enlisted Service: None
Ecclesiastic Endorsement: Plymouth Brethren
Source/Date Of Commission: USAR Direct Commission, June 13, 1962
Active Reserve Service: 31 years commissioned service
Total Years Service: 31

Military Education:
Basic Officer Course, U.S. Army Chaplain School, 1965
Advanced Course, U.S. Army Chaplain School,1972
General Staff Course, U.S. Army Chaplain School,1980

Civilian Education:
B.Sc. John Brown University, Arkansas, 1954
Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas, 1959
University of Chicago, Illinois, 1960-62
Ph.D. University of Manchester, England, 1976

Decorations:
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (w/4 OLC)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/2 OLC)
Reserve Achievement Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Medal
Overseas Training Ribbon
National Defense Medal (Desert Storm)
Army Superior Unit Award (2d Gen. Hosp.)

Appointment Chronology:
1st Lieutenant, 13 June 1962
Captain, 13 June 1966
Major, 13 June 1973
Lieutenant Colonel, 10 June 1980
Colonel, 15 Aug 1988
Record of Assignments:
Ready Reserve HQ XI Corp, St. Louis, MO 1962-65
Office of Reserve Affairs
HQ USAREUR & Seventh Army
Heidelberg, Germany 1965-69
Hospital Chaplain 98th General Hospital
Nuremberg, Germany 1966