CDR John Logan, CHC, USN
US Naval Academy Deputy Command Chaplain
Chaplain John R. Logan
A native of St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, Chaplain Logan graduated from the Antillean Adventist University in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology. He began his pastoral ministry with the North Caribbean Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, assigned to the islands of St. Croix and St. Maarten. He earned a Master of Divinity in 1998 from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan as well as a Master of Social Work in 2000 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Chaplain Logan received his commission as an Ensign through the Naval Reserve’s Chaplain Candidate Program Officer in 1997 and began active duty service in September 2001.
Afloat, Chaplain Logan’s first assignment was aboard the USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) and was deployed to the Western Pacific in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2002. He was assigned to the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) and Carrier Strike Group 2 as the Command Chaplain. In 2017 he deployed to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group.
Ashore, Chaplain Logan served as the Command Chaplain for Marine Barracks Washington (8th & I) from 2007-2010. He was also assigned to Naval Submarine Support Center and Commander Submarine Squadron Six from 2010-2013.
Fleet Marine Forces, Chaplain Logan served with the 3D Marine Aircraft Wing/Marine Aircraft Group 16 in 2004 and deployed with MAG 16 Headquarters in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. In 2014 he reported to 2D Marine Division, Headquarters Battalion and was later assigned to 6th Marine Regiment as the Regimental Chaplain where he deployed with the “Fightin’ Sixth’s” Command Element to Moron, Spain as part of the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa in 2015. Chaplain Logan earned the distinction as a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer in 2016.
Chaplain Logan is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. His concentration was in the Western Hemisphere, Latin America. In 2014 he graduated from Boston University with a Master of Sacred Theology with an emphasis in Ethics as part of the Navy’s Funded Graduate Education Program.
Prior to affiliating with the Active Duty Navy, Chaplain Logan worked full-time as an outpatient mental health therapist for the City of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan and also as a psychotherapist in the City of Southfield, Michigan. Additionally, he served as a youth pastor with the Southfield Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Chaplain Logan’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three Gold Stars, and the Navy Achievement Medal.