Donald L. Rutherford
|Donald L. Rutherford|
Major General Donald L. Rutherford
23rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
August 4, 1955 |
Kinderhook, New York
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1977–2015|
|Commands held||U.S. Army Chaplain Corps|
War on Terror
|Awards|| Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (5)
Chaplain (Major General) Donald L. Rutherford, USA (born August 4, 1955) is an American Army officer and a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese for the Military Services who served as the 23rd Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army.
On February 18, 2011, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that Rutherford was nominated for promotion to Major General and assignment of Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army. He assumed this role on July 22, 2011. He was succeeded by Paul K. Hurley on May 22, 2015.
Awards and decorations
|Combat Action Badge|
|Basic Parachutist Badge|
|Army Staff Identification Badge|
|82nd Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge|
|U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Distinctive Unit Insignia|
|4 Overseas Service Bars|
- Carleton Birch, OCCH (February 18, 2011). "Deputy Chief of Chaplains nominated for second star". www.army.mil. United States Army. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
- Chelsea Place, Pentagram Newspaper (July 22, 2011). "Rutherford assumes role as chief of Army chaplains". www.army.mil. United States Army. Retrieved July 25, 2011.
- Julia LeDoux, Pentagram Staff Writer (May 28, 2015). "Hurley installed as new Army chief of chaplains, pins on two stars". www.army.mil. United States Army. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
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Douglas L. Carver
|Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
2008 – 2011
Charles R. Bailey
Douglas L. Carver
|Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
2011 – 2015
Paul K. Hurley