Chaplain (COL) Kenneth W. Stice assumed his duties as Training and Doctrine Command Chaplain (TRADOC) in September 2010 at Fort Monroe, VA, and is currently responsible for 250 chaplains and 171 Unit Ministry Teams across TRADOC at over 32 military bases and installations. He is one of three Army Command chaplains.
Prior to assuming his duties as Command Chaplain, he has served as a Battalion Chaplain, Brigade Chaplain, Special Forces Group Chaplain, Joint Task Force Chaplain, Division Chaplain, and Corps Chaplain. He has also served as a Chaplain Service School Instructor and as a Chaplain Personnel Manager.
His several deployed combat tours include service with Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and three tours to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has deployed as an Army Chaplain to Iraq at every rank: Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel.
Chaplain Stice is an ordained Baptist minister. Prior to entering Active Duty in 1987, he pastored churches in Connecticut, Kentucky, and Maryland. Chaplain Stice holds a B.S. in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University; an M.Div. degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY); and a Th.M. degree in Comparative Religions from Duke University. In 2008 he earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, both Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, and the Parachutist Badge. He also holds the Canadian Parachutist Badge.
Chaplain Stice has been married to his wife, Robin (Greggs) ’80, for 31 years. They have three grown daughters: Elizabeth, Emily, and Rebecca.