Command Chaplain

CDR GormanEdward M. Gorman
Chaplain, United States Navy


Commander Gorman is a native of Evergreen Park, IL.  He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from Providence College, Providence, RI in 1986. He entered the Order of Preachers, Province of St. Joseph in 1986, attended the novitiate, studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1991 and was ordained a priest in 1992.  He went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in analytical chemistry from Wayne State University in 1996.

CDR Gorman taught high school chemistry, served as a parochial vicar, served in the Dominican Friars foreign missions in Kenya and Tanzania, was prior/pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church in New York, NY and St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY, chaplain at St. Thomas More Oratory at the University of Delaware and pastor of the Church of Holy Innocents, Pleasantville, NY.

CDR Gorman entered Navy Chaplain School in 2007.  He served 1st Battalion 25th Marines, Afghanistan, 2nd Marine Air Wing, Iraq, U.S. Fifth Fleet Bahrain, U.S. Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations, Dover, DE, Marine Air Control Group 48, Military Sealift Command Atlantic, Expeditionary Strike Group 7 and Combat Logistic Regiment 45.

CDR Gorman assumed his current duties as Marine Corps Base Hawaii Command Chaplain AUG 2021.

CDR Gorman is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Cops Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Fleet Marine Force Warfare Pin, other service medals and ribbons. 

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