The US Conference of Chaplains is now an Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agency for persons who would like to become Chaplains working for the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
This is a big step in the evolution of the locally based nonprofit with members on three continents. While Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants in The Conference are mostly involved in local ministry team programs, many of them serve active military, guardsmen, reservists and veterans.
Chief Chaplain Alex Brandon is well known for his volunteerism on behalf of veterans in the High Desert. Aside from leading USCoC, he is the Assistant Adjutant for the Detachment of California, Sons of the American Legion (SAL); lifetime member of Victorville’s DAV Auxiliary; lifetime member of the Inland Empire chapter of Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America; a national member-at-large of Sons of AMVETS; Associate Member of MCA-USA (Military Chaplains Association); Adjutant and Finance Officer for Adelanto’s American Legion’s Sons Squadron 229; and President of the VFW Auxiliary at Post 9415 in Phelan. And now, The Conference’s Endorsing Executive for VA Chaplaincy.
“This is indeed a milestone in the progress of our organization’s decade long journey. Becoming an Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agent for folks who would like to serve as VA Chaplains is a real privilege, reflecting a lot of hard work and testifying to our members’ training. And, frankly, we hope that it may serve to generate more interest in the USCoC,” Brandon said. If anyone is interested, you may visit their website at www.uscoc.org. The Conference membership is open to citizens over 18, ordained or lay-persons, who can pass a background check. Local ministry teams are forming.