Captain Charles E. Varsogea

Chaplain Charles E. Varsogea is a native of Monroe, Michigan. He graduated from Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1991 with a B.A. in Philosophy. While attending college, he was in in the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at the University of Michigan, also in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Following undergraduate school, Varsogea began his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1995, he earned his Master of Divinity, was ordained as a minister of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and began his ministry of word and sacrament at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He received a call to serve as the senior pastor of Bethany Luther Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1997 and continues to serve this congregation in a missionary capacity.
 
His operational assignments include service as battalion chaplain for 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division; deputy group chaplain for Marine Wing Support Group 47; principal assistant chaplain for USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); and deputy division chaplain for 1st Marine Division.
 
His shore assignments include service with Marine Expeditionary Force Religious Unit (MEFREL) 105 in Columbus, Ohio, supporting Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island; service as policy head (N0975A) for the Chief of Navy Chaplains; a tour on the staff of the Royal Navy’s Chaplain of the Fleet; service as the regimental chaplain at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego; a second assignment to Chief of Chaplains’ Office as the director for Manpower and Policy (N0971 & N0975); and as executive assistant to the Chief of Navy Chaplains, Department of the Navy’s Director of Religious Ministries.
 
He became the Commander of the Naval Chaplaincy School in June of 2022. In this capacity, he serves as the Force Chaplain for Naval Education and Training Command and as the Chief of Navy Chaplain’s division director for Training and Education (N0977).
 
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (three gold stars), the Joint Service Commendation, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two gold stars), and the Fleet Marine Force Ribbon and various personal and unit decorations.
 

Last Updated: 5 July 2022

 
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