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Buddhist chaplains in the US Military


The Buddhist Chaplains in the US Military 2024

US Army Active Duty

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CH (CPT) CHRISTOPHER A. MOHR
Battalion Chaplain

Field Artillery Squadron, 2CRchristopher.a.mohr.mil@army.mil 
Joined the NG in 2009, AD in 2014.

"What do you plan to do, what exactly are you here for?
"To see with eyes unclouded...by hate."
 - Eboshi/Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke



CH (CPT) SONGKRAN WAIYAKA
Battalion Chaplain

53D Transportation Battalion 
JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) Washington
E-Mail: songkran.waiyaka.mil@army.mil
Joined the USAR in 2011, AD in 2019.

"Maintain The Mind" 
The Buddha




CH (CPT) NIPHON SUKUAN
Battalion Chaplain

188th Medical Battalion Chaplain

 Fort Sam Houston, Texas 

 E-Mail: niphon.sukuan.mil@army.mil
Tel: 206-267-8140












CH (CPT) DUNG NGUYEN 
Battalion Chaplain 

E-Mail: dung.v.nguyen25.mil@army.mil













CH (CPT) ALEXANDER  ANAKE 
Battalion Chaplain

Fort Benning, GA
 E-Mail: alexander.p.anake.mil@army.mil






CH (CPT) STEVEN S. THONGPIM
Battalion Chaplain

1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division Ft Bliss, Texas 79916
E-Mail: steven.s.thongpim.mil@army.mil











CH (CPT) ANDREW MCPUALNARAI 
Battalion Chaplain

65th BEB, 2IBCT, 25th Infantry Division
Schofield Barracks, HI  96857

E-Mail:andrew.p.mcpaulnarai.mil@army.mil










CH (CPT) PISIT MANEEWONG 
Battalion Chaplain

E-Mail: pisit.maneewong.mil@army.mil











CH (LT) Saejeong Kim, 
Battalion Chaplain

Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 

E-Mail: Saejeong.kim@usmc.mil 

Joined USNR in 2017, AD in 2018.






CH (Rank) Kogen Keith
Battalion Chaplain

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CH (2LT), Daniel Bedsaul
Battalion Chaplain

 38th RSG, Cross Lanes, WV, USAR

E-Mail: daniel.r.bedsaul.mil@army.mil 

 Enlisted in the army in 2021. Commissioned in 2022






CH (Rank) Jared Anderson

Battalion Chaplain

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CH (Rank) Jake Hearen
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CH (MAJ) SOMYA MALASRI  

Battalion Chaplain

7450TH MORU 
13137 E 23rd Ave, BLDG 290 
Aurora, CO 80045


Email: somya.malasri.mil@army.mil
 CIV: somyamalasri@hotmail.com
 Mobile: (562) 395-2688


"He who having been heedless is heedless no more, illuminates this world like the moon freed from clouds."
Dhammapada 171



CH (MAJ) PRASERT AMMARTEK

Brigade Chaplain

206th Regional Support Group (RSG) 900 Knox Road, McLeansville, NC 27301

E-Mail: prasert.ammartek.mil@army.mil




CH (1LT) VU LE 

Battalion Chaplain
 
 Higher Headquarters Detachment 
377th Military Intelligence Battalion 
Armed Forces Reserve Center, Austin, Texas

 E-Mail: vu.le7.mil@army.mil 

Serving in the U.S. Army Reserve since 2004 

 “Mind at Peace, Universe at Peace”




CH (CPT) AUSTIN KEITH 

Battalion Chaplain

142 CH-DET Roseville, CA Armory 
Army National Guard 

Austin.j.Keith.mil@army.mil
415-640-9489 CA

Joined in 2017






CH (1LT) WITTAYA CHANTHA 

Battalion Chaplain

301st MI BN HHD 
 Joined Army Reserves February 2023 

Wittaya.chantha.mil@army.mil


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CH SEEDA, AROON (LCDR,CHC,USN)

4th Marine Regiment Chaplain 

3D Marine Division III Marine Expeditionary Force 

Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan 

Duty: 080-1385-7198 DSN: 315- 625-2644

E-Mail: aroon.seeda.mil@us.navy.mil





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