Major Dustin W. Kennedy

Kennedy, Dustin W.Chaplain Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration in Management, a Master of Arts in Marketplace Chaplaincy, and is working toward a PhD in Organizational Psychology.

Chaplain Kennedy currently serves as the SW Regional Support Chaplain for the Missouri National Guard as a Federal Technician. He is the Strong Bonds (Marriage Enhancement) Program Manager, lead instructor and instructs for the ASIST (suicide intervention) program. The majority of his time is spent counseling Soldiers and their families.

A native of Oklahoma, he resides in Springfield, Missouri and entered military service in January of 1990. He served as an Enlisted Soldier for 6 years, and then attended Officer Candidate School receiving a Commission in 1997. He commanded multiple units including a Movement Control Team in Iraq (End of 2003, 2004, Beginning of 2005). There he managed all convoys, air, train, and river operations for 40% of the Iraq Area of Operations.

After that deployment, he transferred to military Chaplaincy. He recently returned from a deployment to Kuwait 2012/2013 as the Brigade Chaplain for the 35th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Chaplain Kennedy has been awarded multiple awards and decorations most notably the Bronze Star and a Navy Achievement Medal (while serving in the Army).