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A Chaplain in Combat: Thoughts and Reflections

Thu, Nov 17, 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a special discussion with 

COL (CH) Ken Sampson
Senior Military Fellow at the Institute for National Security Ethics and Leadership, National Defense University 

On the topic of
A Chaplain in Combat: Thoughts and Reflections

Thursday, November 17
4:30 PM 

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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This lecture is part of IWP’s Distinguished Military Speakers Series.

Ken SampsonChaplain (COL) Kenneth L. Sampson

Chaplain Sampson, son of Glenn and Rosetta Sampson, was born in Inglewood, California. He is an ordained pastor in the Reformed Church of America.

Prior to joining the Army Chaplaincy, he was coach, Bible teacher and Chaplain at Southern Normal School in Brewton, Alabama. While at Southern Normal, he met his wife, Kathryn Stewart Boyce Sampson. The Sampson’s have two children, Michael (29) and Jennifer (26).

His military experience includes Assistant DIVARTY and DIVARTY Chaplain, Ft. Ord, Calif. (1983-87); 1-506 IN BN Chaplain, Camp Greaves, Korea (1987-88); 2-14 IN BN and 2d BDE Chaplain, Ft. Drum, NY (1988-92); 3 ID Deputy Division Chaplain, Wuerzburg, Germany (1993-95); Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ (1995-96); Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (World Religions Instructor), Presidio of Monterey, Calif. (1996-99); Fifth United States Army Deputy Staff Chaplain (1999-2002) and Division Chaplain, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) (2002-2004); Ft. Riley Installation Chaplain, (JUL 2004 to SEP 2006); and Army Materiel Command Chaplain, Ft. Belvoir, VA, (OCT 2006 – NOV 2010). He deployed to Afghanistan JUL to SEP 2002 and MAY 2003 through APR 2004. He currently serves as Senior Military Fellow, Institute of National Security Ethics and Leadership (INSEL), National Defense University, Ft. McNair, VA.

Chaplain Sampson’s hobbies include traveling, working out, and reading.