Plano, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Memorial Day Focus Spotlight on Military Chaplains Transitioning in the Marketplace
Chaplains have been a part of the U.S. Military for more than 200 years. On this Memorial Day, like those preceding it, these men and women will be honored for their dedication and service to the United States of America. As veterans transition to civilian life, there is an emerging trend of their migration to the workplace chaplaincy world.
Marketplace Chaplains, America’s original and largest workplace chaplain organization, has many chaplains on staff who use their acquired military skills to help those in today’s stress-filled and problem-riddled workforce.
“When we interview veterans to possibly hire them as a Marketplace Chaplain, we know they have experience and have performed their chaplain duties under stressful conditions,” said Michigan-area Marketplace Chaplains’ Division Director Greg Duvall, a West Point graduate, who served as a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Military in Somalia.
“Certainly the servant leadership model in the military works well in the marketplace,” he added.
There are currently 2,700 Marketplace chaplains are serving in 44 states, four countries and one commonwealth, with a wide variety of backgrounds. Many in leadership capacities have extensive service in military chaplaincy as well, including Gil A. Stricklin, when he founded the organization in 1984.
“For some 239 years, America’s military, the finest and most successful military force the world has ever known, has relied on dedicated chaplains to help calm and comfort soldiers, sailors and airmen in harm’s way, and a great many of those same people continue to do so in today’s workplace,” said Gil A. Stricklin.
Among the other Marketplace Chaplains who have taken their military chaplain skills into the workplace is Doug Underhill, a former Navy chaplain who served as a Mar
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