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Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
Captain Steve R. Moses, CHC, USN
Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer

Chaplain Moses was born in Germany and grew up in various parts of the world including Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and the Netherlands while his father was serving in the military. He was enlisted from 1979 to 1988, serving as an Avionics Technician and Technical Instructor. In 1988, he completed his baccalaureate degree at Park University. He received his Masters of Divinity Degree in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1991. He also holds a Masters of Theology from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. Chaplain Moses was a Southern Baptist pastor in Fort Worth, Texas, when he was commissioned as a U.S. Navy chaplain in 1994.

His operational tours include command chaplain of USS Dubuque (LPD 8) forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. During this tour he served alongside the 31st MEU and deployed during Carat ‘95, COBRA Gold and UFL with port visits in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, Yokosuka, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, Japan. In 1996, Chaplain Moses transferred to 1st FSSG, Camp Pendleton, Calif., serving as a battalion chaplain in Supply Battalion until 1999. In 2006, Chaplain Moses reported to 3rd MAW serving as MAG 11 group chaplain, Miramar, Calif. In 2008, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as group chaplain for Marine Air Control Group 38 and Marine Wing Support Group 37. In 2009, he reported to U.S Marine Forces Pacific at Camp Smith, Hawaii, where he served as deputy force chaplain for Marine Forces Pacific, Fleet Marine Forces Pacific and Marine Corps Bases Pacific. In 2011, Chaplain Moses reported to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as force chaplain responsible for the religious ministry of all Pacific assigned submarine forces. In 2015, Captain Moses was forward deployed as force chaplain, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and fleet chaplain for U.S. Fifth Fleet and the Combined Maritime Forces, headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, supporting Operations Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve, Spartan Shield, Freedom’s Sentinel.

His shore assignments included Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill., where he was assigned as a staff chaplain to Service School Command in the Combat Systems Schools Department and earned his Master Training Specialist Qualification. In 2003, after completing Navy Funded Graduate Education, he reported to Marine Corps Base, Camp Smedley D. Butler in Okinawa, Japan where he served as deputy command chaplain, Marine Corps Bases Japan and Camp Foster coordinating chaplain. In 2012, Captain Moses reported to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, Calif., where he served as the assistant chief of staff for Religious Ministries. In March of 2017, Captain Moses assumed command of the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center at Fort Jackson, S.C.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit with one gold star, the Meritorious Service Medal with four gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star. He holds additional qualification designators for Religion and Culture (1430), Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer.