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Chaplain (COL) Jonathan E Shaw

U.S. Army Chaplain (Colonel) Jonathan E. Shaw is currently assigned as Command Chaplain, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His service began in 1974 in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, and has included civilian parishes in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Virginia. He has served continuously since 1984 as a U.S. Army Chaplain, serving in military units from battalion to Department of the Army, with deployments to Honduras, Panama, and Iraq. He served as an ethics instructor for U.S. Army officers (1999-2002). Chaplain Shaw has published extensively in professional journals and military publications in the areas of U.S. Army religious support doctrine, world religions, ethics, liturgics, homiletics, exegesis, and systematic theology. He is a founding editor of Gottesdienst, and has served as Chairman of the Board, District and Congregational Services of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, his Department of Defense Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agency. Chaplain Shaw holds a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College, IL, a BA in Ethics from Vanderbilt, an M.Div. in Pastoral Theology and an S.T.M. in Systematic Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary, a Diploma from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and an M.S.S. from the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by Chaplain (COL) Jonathan E Shaw

  • The Role of Religion in National Security Policy Since 9/11

    February 11, 2011

    Authored by Chaplain (COL) Jonathan E Shaw.
    Is it possible to wage war against radical Muslim terrorists if your national security policy does not consider religion as power which motivates terrorist behavior? Yes, but you risk being ineffective or inefficient, or both.