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Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force

Chief of Chaplains of the
United States Air Force
Maj Gen Howard D. Stendahl

since August 31, 2012
Formation June 11, 1948
First holder Maj Gen Charles I. Carpenter
Website Official Website
Emblem, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service

The Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force (HAF/HC) is the senior chaplain in the United States Air Force, the functional leader of the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps, and the senior advisor on religious issues to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.

The current Chief of Chaplains is Major General Howard D. Stendahl.

U.S. Air Force Chiefs of Chaplains

Name Photo Term began Term ended
1. Maj Gen Charles I. Carpenter June 11, 1948 August 14, 1958
2. Maj Gen Terence P. Finnegan August 15, 1958 July 1, 1962
3. Maj Gen Robert P. Taylor September 1, 1962 July 31, 1966
4. Maj Gen Edwin R. Chess August 1, 1966 August 1, 1970
5. Maj Gen Roy M. Terry August 10, 1970 August 1, 1974
6. Maj Gen Henry J. Meade August 2, 1974 August 1, 1978
7. Maj Gen Richard Carr November 1, 1978 July 31, 1982
8. Maj Gen John A. Collins August 1, 1982 November 1, 1985
9. Maj Gen Stuart E. Barstad November 2, 1985 November 1, 1988
10. Maj Gen John P. McDonough December 1, 1988 December 1, 1991
11. Maj Gen Donald J. Harlin December 2, 1991 August 1, 1995
12. Maj Gen Arthur S. Thomas August 1, 1995 August 1, 1997
13. Maj Gen William J. Dendinger June 1, 1997 May 1, 2001
14. Maj Gen Lorraine K. Potter May 24, 2001 June 1, 2004
15. Maj Gen Charles C. Baldwin June 2, 2004 May 27, 2008
16. Maj Gen Cecil R. Richardson May 28, 2008 June 1, 2012
17. Maj Gen Howard D. Stendahl August 31, 2012 Incumbent

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