Capt. Gregory N. Todd, U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps, has been named the next Chaplain of the Coast Guard. He will relieve Captain Gary P. Weeden and report aboard in May 2014.
A native of Seattle, Chaplain Todd was commissioned in the United States Navy Reserve in 1986 after graduating from Concordia College in 1984. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree, Chaplain Todd earned the Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 1994, Chaplain Todd entered active duty as a Navy chaplain.
Chaplain Todd has held a variety of operational and staff assignments in the Coast Guard, Navy and Marine Corps, including as the chaplain for U.S. Coast Guard Activities New York where he responded following the attacks against the World Trade Center in September 2001. He currently serves as the Second Marine Expeditionary Force Chaplain overseeing the delivery of religious ministry for more than 50,000 Marines, sailors and their families. Throughout his career, Chaplain Todd has consistently provided spiritual guidance to individuals and their families helping them balance their personal lives with the demands of military service.
“Chaplain Todd’s professional expertise and leadership will greatly assist the Coast Guard in executing our missions, caring for our people and managing future challenges,” said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp in an ALCOAST message announcing the selection.