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District Five Command Chaplain

Lt. Cmdr. Steven Hervey, USN

Coast Guard 5th District Command Chaplain

Lt. Cmdr. Steven Hervey is reporting to Coast Guard 5th District coming from the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Hervey is a native of Belle Plaine, Kansas. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he completed a Master of Arts in Church Ministries and a Master of Divinity in Church Ministries. Prior to joining the Navy, he served as a civilian minister for 10 years in Kansas. He was commissioned as a Lt.j.g. in October of 2011.

In April 2012, he reported to 3D Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan and participated in multiple exercises in Korea, Thailand, Mainland Japan, and the Philippines. In May of 2015 he was assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FIVE in Port Hueneme, California. There he completed two deployments within the Indo-Pacific Command and was responsible for religious ministry at 14 sites across 10 countries. In February of 2018 he reported as the Command Chaplain of Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. There he led a department of five Active Duty and nine civilians responsible for religious ministry and counseling support to 5,100 personnel in a dynamic combined-joint environment. In March of 2021 he reported aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), where he supervised a staff of 12 in support of a crew of 4,900 personnel. There he completed a 9-month deployment within the European Command in partnership with North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

He holds additional qualification designators as a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer, Surface Chaplain Officer, Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1, and Expeditionary Warfare. He is certified in Mental Health Integration for Chaplaincy Services through the Department of Veteran Affairs and holds subspecialty codes in Religion and Culture and Pastoral Counseling. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Hervey and his wife, Amy, have been married 24 years. They have four children: Addison, 23, Joel, 21, Silas, 18, and Lincoln, 13. Chaplain Hervey is ordained and endorsed by the Evangelical Church Alliance.

Contact information

757-686-2160 (o) 757-434-7338 (c)

Chaplain's Office is located at BSU Portsmouth

Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Steven Hervey,
Chaplain Corps, USN
5th District Command Chaplain
4000 Coast Guard Blvd Portsmouth, VA