Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Second Buddhist Chaplain to Enter U.S. Navy

Congratulations to SH3(SW) Aroon Seeda who will be commissioned this week as a U.S. Navy Ensign in the CCPO (Chaplain Candidate Program)! So soon we will have two Buddhist chaplains in the U.S. Navy! SH3(SW) Seeda is a former Thai Theravada monk who immigrated to the United States; he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with distinction aboard the USS Kidd. As a CCPO he will complete his seminary work at the University of the West in Rosemead, California, where several of our Army Chaplain Candidates are studying. He will make a great addition to the Navy Chaplain Corps. Bravo Zulu!


Christopher Mohr said...

we also have Betty Chan (Navy) and a few others (Army). So far no AF though...

Jeanette Yuinen Shin said...

Good news! Do you have any info on when/where Rev. Chan was commissioned?

Michael Shinyo said...

What's Hank's progress from:

He's in the Air Force and studying to be a Chaplain.

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