LT Patrick McPartland, CHC, USN
Father Patrick McPartland
4th Battalion Chaplain
Chaplain McPartland is a native of New Jersey. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey in May 2008, and he was assigned as a parochial vicar to St. Joseph’s Church in Toms River and Chaplain to Monsignor Donovan High School from 2008 to 2013. In February 2013, he was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Chaplain Lieutenant Junior Grade and reported to Officer Development School (Newport, RI) in August 2013 and Naval Chaplain School (Fort Jackson, SC) in September 2013.
In November 2013, Chaplain McPartland reported to the Pre-Commission Unit America LHA-6 as deputy chaplain and Plankowner. With the Command Chaplain and two RPs, he worked to establish the Command Religious Ministry Department on this new ship. This included setting up the Ship’s Chapel, Library, Recreation Room and offices. He conducted Mass, Sunday faith sharing, counseling and deck plate ministry. The ship completed a transit around South America to its homeport in San Diego. USS America was commissioned in October 2014 in San Francisco. He continued to care for the crew as the America completed at-sea certifications January to May 2015 and then entered a 10 month availability which included Joint Strike Fighter upgrades. Chaplain McPartland is currently appointed to serve at the United States Naval Academy starting April 2016.
LT McPartland earned a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Rutgers University in 1995; a Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He worked as an engineer for 8 years including being a Combat Systems Engineer for the display system of the Aegis Weapon System at Lockheed Martin from 1997 to 2003. He earned a Masters of Divinity in 2008 from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.