John P. McDonough (chaplain)

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John P. McDonough
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Born 1928 (age 85–86)
Boston, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1963–1991
Rank Major General
Commands held Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
Awards Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Outstanding Unit Award

John P. McDonough is a former Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force.

Biography[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1928, McDonough is an ordained Roman Catholic priest.[1] He is a graduate of Saint John's Seminary.

Career[edit]

McDonough joined the United States Air Force in 1963 and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base.

In 1982, McDonough became Command Chaplain at Headquarters, United States Air Forces in Europe. From there, he served as Command Chaplain at Headquarters, Tactical Air Command from 1984 until 1985, when he became Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force. He was promoted to Chief of Chaplains with the rank of Major General in 1988 and held the position until his retirement in 1991.

Awards he received include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal and the Outstanding Unit Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chaplain (Major General) John P. McDonough". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2011-10-03.