Commander Jon Conroe
Chaplain Corps, United States Navy
Commander Jon Conroe, a native of Riverside California, holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Concordia University in Irvine, California, Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Master of Science in Global Leadership (2005) and Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies (2011), both from University of San Diego, and graduated with distinction from the College of Naval Command and Staff in 2004.
In 1993 Commander Conroe was ordained and served as Church Planter/Pastor in El Paso, Texas and as Pastor in Oroville, Washington. He was commissioned into the Navy Chaplain Corps as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in August 1999. From November 1999 to October 2002, he served at Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island. He then reported to USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and served until January 2005. From February 2005 to August 2007 he served with 1MARDIV, 2d Bn, 4th Marines at Camp Pendleton, CA, deploying to Okinawa as part of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and Iraq with 15th MEU. In September 2007, he reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL, where he worked as supervisory chaplain. In August 2010, he reported for DUINS to University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, concentrating in conflict analysis and resolution. Upon completion of studies in June 2011 he reported to 11th MEU to serve as Command Chaplain. From December 2013 to December 2015, he reported to Commander, Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN in Yokosuka, Japan. In December, 2105, Chaplain Conroe reported to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific to serve as Deputy Force Chaplain. He was promoted to his current rank in September 2012.
Commander Conroe’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign medals and unit awards.