U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific


U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific - Deputy Chaplain Biography
Commander Paul Scott Tremblay
Chaplain Corps, United States Navy

Commander Tremblay is a native of Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  He enlisted in the Navy in June of 1986 and upon completion of Recruit Training and Deck Seaman Apprenticeship Training at Great Lakes, Illinois, was selected to participate in the Navy’s Stinger Missile Program.  In November of 1986, he was assigned to his first Stinger Team embarked in USS RALEIGH (LPD 1).  He went on to serve aboard USS INCHON (LPH 12), USS LASALLE (AGF 3), USS MANITOWOC (LST 1180) and USS SAGINAW (LST 1188).  Returning to the United States in February of 1988, Mr. Tremblay attended ASM “A” School and was subsequently assigned to NAS Brunswick, ME.  He attained the rank of E-5 prior to completing his enlistment in June of 1990.  Mr. Tremblay subsequently served as a Chaplain Assistant in the California Army National Guard from June of 1991 until May of 1994.  In December of 1996, he enlisted with the Naval Reserve and served in the reserves until his commissioning as an Ensign in the Chaplain Candidate Program Officer Program in April of 1999.  He went on to complete the Chaplain Basic, Basic Officer Leadership, and AMEX courses that summer.

In November of 2000, Mr. Tremblay superceded to active duty and was assigned as Command Chaplain for Carrier Air Wing TWO.  In May of 2003, Chaplain Tremblay reported to Washington, D.C. to serve as the Administrative Aide to the Chief of Navy Chaplains.  In February of 2006, he reported to Third Marine Regiment as the Battalion Chaplain for 3d Battalion, 3d Marines (3/3).  He deployed with 3/3 to Al Anbar province, Iraq, from March through October of 2006, and again from August of 2007 through February of 2008 in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  Chaplain Tremblay completed the one-year Pastoral Care Residency Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in September of 2009.  He then served as the Head of Policy for the Chaplain of the Marine Corps until May of 2012 at which time he stood up the Command Chaplain billet for Marine and Family Programs Division in Quantico, VA before being assigned as the Regimental Chaplain for 3d Marines in of October 2012.  He is currently assigned as the Deputy Force Chaplain for U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

Commander Tremblay holds a BA in Theology with a minor in Missions from Christian Life College in Stockton, CA, a Master of Arts in Divinity from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI.

Chaplain Tremblay’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal x 3, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal.