Armed Forces Sunday 5/20


Ministry to the Armed Forces

The day is over and we enjoyed it so stay tuned for more are we move forward. We are working to make this an ongoing outreach of Faith.

Special Guest was - Rev. Dr. Gard

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Lee Gard serves as the eleventh president of Concordia University Chicago since its founding in Addison, Illinois in 1864. 

Nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2013, Gard serves as Rear 

Admiral (Lower Half) and only months ago was nominated for and appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters in the U.S. Navy. In these roles, Gard is responsible for overseeing military chaplain operations in Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Reserve units around the world.  

During his time in the military, Gard notably served during the 9/11 Pentagon recovery operations in Washington, DC during Operation Iraqi Freedom and most recently at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In addition to his various military awards, Gard received the St. Martin of Tours Award in 2008 from the former LCMS Board for Mission Services, for his exceptionally meritorious service.