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Mel Baars O'Malley

U.S. Army chaplain

The Rev. Dr. Mel Baars O'Malley is a major in the U.S. Army and serves as community chaplain at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Before her current assignment, she served as chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery and was deployed for one year as a chaplain at the largest detention facility in Afghanistan. A Presbyterian minister, she has a B.A. from Duke University, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, an M.A. from the University of Cape Town, and a D.Min. from Erskine Theological School.

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