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CAPTAIN BRUCE BOYLE, CHC, USNATLANTIC AREA LOGO

Atlantic Area Chaplain

Captain Boyle was born in Lexington, Nebraska. He was commissioned a LTJG and attended the Navy Chaplains School in Newport, Rhode Island.

 

Captain Boyle earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, and a Master of Divinity from North American Baptist Theological Seminary. He was selected for the Navy Post-Graduate program and graduated from Princeton Seminary with a Masters of Theology Degree and a Navy sub-specialty in counseling.  Additionally, Captain Boyle is a graduate of the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, earning a JPME Navy sub-specialty.

 

ASSIGNMENT HIGHLIGHTS: After commissioning, Captain Boyle’s first assignment was to the USS HARRY E. YARNELL (CG 17) - Norfolk, Virginia. He then served overseas for multiple commands in Japan; Naval Radio and Receiving Activity – Kamiseya, Naval Air Facility – Atsugi, with coverage responsibilities for USMC at Camp Fuji and Naval squadrons training on Iwo Jima. He then was assigned to the Second Marine Division – Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and then the Naval Air Technical Training Command (NATTC) – Pensacola, Florida. Captain Boyle was then selected for the Navy’s Post Graduate School and attended Princeton Seminary – Princeton, New Jersey. Following PG school, he was assigned to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island –Beaufort, South Carolina and then the USS WASP (LHD 1) – Norfolk, Virginia. Following his tour on WASP, he was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 31 – Beaufort, South Carolina and for one year, to the Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan as the Air Combat Element Command Chaplain for Marine Aircraft Group 40. Following his Afghanistan tour, he served as the Regional Chaplain to two Regions, the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Navy Region Mid-West. He then was assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and was the only TYCOM Chaplain in the Navy with world-wide asset responsibilities. Captain Boyle was selected by the Navy Chief of Chaplains for his current assignment as Atlantic Area Chaplain for United States Coast Guard Atlantic in December of 2016.

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Captain Boyle’s personal military awards include the Legion of Merit (One Gold Star), Meritorious Service Medal (Two Gold Stars), Navy Commendation Medal (Three Gold Stars), Navy Achievement Medal (One Gold Star), Army Achievement Medal, as well as numerous campaign medals and unit ribbons.

 

Captain Boyle currently resides in Suffolk, Virginia with his wife Jane of 35 years.