Chief of Chaplains of the
United States Air Force
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Incumbent
Major General Randall E. Kitchens

since October 2021
FormationJune 11, 1948
First holderMaj Gen Charles I. Carpenter
DeputyCh, Brig Gen Daniel J. Brantingham
Websitehttps://www.airforce.com/careers/specialty-careers/chaplain

The Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force (HAF/HC) is the senior chaplain in the United States Air Force, the functional leader of the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps, and the senior advisor on religious issues to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

The position has been held by Major General Randall E. Kitchens since October 2021.[1]

List of Chiefs of Chaplains of the United States Air Force

No. Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1
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Maj Gen Charles I. Carpenter June 11, 1948 August 14, 1958 10 years, 64 days
2
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Maj Gen Terence P. Finnegan August 15, 1958 July 1, 1962 3 years, 320 days
3
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Maj Gen Robert P. Taylor September 1, 1962 July 31, 1966 3 years, 333 days
4
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Maj Gen Edwin R. Chess August 1, 1966 August 1, 1970 4 years, 0 days
5
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Maj Gen Roy M. Terry August 10, 1970 August 1, 1974 3 years, 356 days
6
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Maj Gen Henry J. Meade August 2, 1974 August 1, 1978 3 years, 364 days
7
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Maj Gen Richard Carr November 1, 1978 July 31, 1982 3 years, 272 days
8
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Maj Gen Stuart E. Barstad August 1, 1982 November 1, 1985 3 years, 92 days
9
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Maj Gen John A. Collins November 2, 1985 November 1, 1988 2 years, 365 days
10
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Maj Gen John P. McDonough December 1, 1988 December 1, 1991 3 years, 0 days
11
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Maj Gen Donald J. Harlin December 2, 1991 August 1, 1995 3 years, 242 days
12
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Maj Gen Arthur S. Thomas August 1, 1995 August 1, 1997 2 years, 0 days
13
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Maj Gen William J. Dendinger June 1, 1997 May 1, 2001 3 years, 334 days
14
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Maj Gen Lorraine K. Potter May 24, 2001 June 1, 2004 3 years, 8 days
15
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Maj Gen Charles C. Baldwin June 2, 2004 May 27, 2008 3 years, 360 days
16
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Maj Gen Cecil R. Richardson May 28, 2008 June 1, 2012 4 years, 4 days
17
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Maj Gen Howard D. Stendahl August 31, 2012 August 29, 2015 2 years, 363 days
18
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Maj Gen Dondi E. Costin August 30, 2015 August 20, 2018 2 years, 355 days
19
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Maj Gen Steven A. Schaick August 21, 2018 July 2, 2021 2 years, 315 days
20
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Maj Gen Randall E. Kitchens October 2021 present ~313 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "General Officer Announcement". U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 2022-02-23.