Mel Baars O'Malley

U.S. Army chaplain

The Rev. Dr. Mel Baars O'Malley is a captain in the U.S. Army and serves as a chaplain for the Warrior Transition Battalion in Fort Carson, Colorado. Before her current assignment, she was a hospital chaplain at Brooke Army Medical Center 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. Visit to read her reflections about chaplaincy in the Army.