First Female SDA Chaplain Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Wanda Acevedo became the first Seventh-day Adventist woman to be promoted to lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve during a special ceremony at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, on April 28, 2021. With this rank, Acevedo becomes the deputy command chaplain overseeing all religious support and chaplaincy teams that serve more than 5,000 soldiers at the base.

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I think that Paul Anderson meant to say that there are only six (6) female SDA chaplains in the U.S. military. There are certainly more than six in the U.S. Army. The following quotation reflects figures for 2014 in the U.S. Army.


That is correct, Gregory!

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FYI… Wanda also served as a contract Theology Professor at Antillean Adventist University, 2013-2015.

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