LT Jon Uyboco, CHC, USN
Chaplain Jon Uyboco
6th Battalion Chaplain
LT Jon Uyboco graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. Following his initial training, he reported to the USS LOUISVILLE in Pearl Harbor, HI. He supported the ship during two Western Pacific deployments, including an extended deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served primarily as the Damage Control Assistant and the Diving Officer throughout his tour.
LT Uyboco deployed for one year as an Embedded Training Team Member with CJTF Phoenix V to Afghanistan in 2006 where he mentored several Afghan National Army officers and coordinated the planning, construction, expansion, and quality control efforts for three forward operating bases in the northern region.
He left the Navy in 2007 and worked at two different churches in Southern California while pursuing a Master’s of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He completed his degree in 2013 and returned to Active Duty as a chaplain.
LT Uyboco’s first tour as a chaplain was with 1st Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, CA, where he split his time between 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and 2d Battalion, 5th Marines. He deployed to Okinawa with BLT 2/5 in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.