Salvation Army U.S.A Central Territory

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The Salvation Army U.S.A. Central Territory is one of the four territories The Salvation Army is divided into within the U.S.A. The Central Territory covers 11 states in the heart of the U.S.A. The Central Territory is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The Central Territory is subdivided into 10 different divisions all under different leaders, each reporting directly to the territorial commander. Each of the divisions has their own headquarters and also camp facilities.

The Central Territory runs 2,342 centers of operations. Those operations include Churches ("corps community centers"), Social Service centers, camps, and many other types of operations [1] [2], and Adult Rehabilitation Centers [3]. The college that all officers (pastors in The Salvation Army) must attend is a two-year college which is located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. The college is known as the College for Officer Training.

Central Territorial Commanders[edit]

  • May 1, 2010—Commissioners Paul & Carol Seiler
  • October 31, 2008—Commissioners Barry and Sue Swanson [1]

Divisions of the Central Territory[edit]

  1. Adult Rehabilitation Centers Command—Majors Randall & Charlene Polsley, Command leaders[2]
  2. Eastern Michigan Division—Lieutenant Colonels John & Theresa Turner, divisional leaders[3]
  3. Heartland Division—Majors Kelly & Jesse Collins, divisional leaders[4]
  4. Indiana Division—Majors Robert & Collette Webster, divisional leaders[5]
  5. Kansas and Western Missouri Division - Major Evie Diaz, divisional leaders[6]
  6. Metropolitan Division - Lieutenant Colonels Charles & Sharon Smith, divisional leaders[7]
  7. Midland Division—Lieutenant Colonels Lonneal & Patty Richardson, divisional leaders[8]
  8. Northern Division - Lieutenant Colonels Robert & Nancy Thomson, divisional leaders[9]
  9. Western Division - Majors Greg & Lee Ann Thompson, divisional leaders[10]
  10. Westertn Michigan and Northern Indiana Division—Majors Glen & Carole Caddy, divisional leaders[11]
  11. Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division—Majors Dan & Dorene Jennings, divisional leaders[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Salvation Army U.S.A. Central Territory
  2. ^ Adult Rehabilitation Centers Command
  3. ^ Eastern Michigan Division
  4. ^ Heartland Division: Central Illinois & Eastern Iowa
  5. ^ Indiana Division
  6. ^ Kansas and Western Missouri Division
  7. ^ Metropolitan Division: the Greater Chicago area, Northern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana
  8. ^ Midland Division: Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri
  9. ^ Northern Division: Minnesota and North Dakota
  10. ^ Western Division: Nebraska, South Dakota, and Western Iowa
  11. ^ Western Michigan and Northern Indiana
  12. ^ Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division

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