Matthew A. Zimmerman

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Matthew Augustus Zimmerman, Jr.
Major General Matthew Augustus Zimmerman, Jr.
18th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Born (1941-12-09) December 9, 1941 (age 75)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1967 - 1994
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held U.S. Army Chaplain Corps
Battles/wars Vietnam War

Chaplain (Major General) Matthew Augustus Zimmerman, Jr., USA (born December 9, 1941) is a retired American Army officer who served as the 18th Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army from 1990 to 1994. He was the first African American to hold this position.

He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Vietnam Service Medal (with four bronze service stars)
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 2.png Overseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral 2)
Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


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Military offices
Preceded by
Charles J. McDonnell
Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
1989 – 1990
Succeeded by
Donald W. Shea
Preceded by
Norris L. Einertson
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
1990 – 1994
Succeeded by
Donald W. Shea