You are invited to attend the
Four Chaplains Interfaith Memorial Service
In Memory of Four Men of Faith
“The Unique Legacy of Brotherhood”
February 3, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
Chapel of The High-Speed Pass
At Cecil Field
6112 POW-MIA Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Rev. Patrick Archuleta
Our Guest Speaker This Year
Chaplain (Colonel) Eric J. Albertson
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Command Chaplain MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
About Chaplain (Colonel) Eric J. Albertson
Chaplain (Colonel) Eric J. Albertson is the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Command Chaplain, stationed at McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. In this position, he oversees comprehensive religious support for all US Forces serving throughout USSOCOM. As a special staff officer for the Commander, Chaplain Albertson is responsible for providing strategic guidance on spiritual, religious, and ethical matters pertaining to the force.
Chaplain Albertson was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest on 10 May 1986. After seven years of ministry in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, his bishop released him for active duty in the Army in 1993. His military career began at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the 82nd Airborne Division. He has served in multiple units throughout his 27 tears of service: the 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Infantry Division (twice), 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division (twice), Recruiting Command, Installation Management Command (twice), 3rd Infantry Division (twice), 10th Mountain Division, Southern European Task Force (SETAF)/US Army Africa, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, US Forces Korea, US Army Japan, US Central Command, and has been assigned numerous times overseas, including Italy, Japan, Korea (four tours) and has been deployed to Haiti, Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is the recipient of the Military Chaplains Association Award for Distinguished Service and is a graduate of the US Army War College and the Command and General Staff College. He received his Masters of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Virginia University. Colonel Albertson is a highly decorated combat officer having received the Purple Heart in addition to the Defense Superior Service Medal (1 OLC), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), several Expeditionary and Campaign Medals and the Combat Action Badge.