LCDR Jennifer Howe, CHC, USN
Chaplain Jennifer Howe
Chaplain Howe is a native of Bellville, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and a Master of Divinity with a Clinical Counseling concentration from Ashland Theological Seminary. Chaplain Howe is a Professional Counselor licensed by the Ohio Social Worker, Marriage and Family Board. She is ordained and endorsed for Military Chaplaincy by the General Council of the Assemblies of God.
Commissioned in 2013, Chaplain Howe reported to Naval Support and Activity Panama City, Panama City Beach, Florida where she served as Command Chaplain. While assigned to NSA Panama City, she provided pastoral care for the Sailors, Marines and Soldiers at Naval Diving Salvage and Training Center, and the Center for EOD and Diving, in addition to 4000 civilians across 18 tenant commands.
In February 2016, Chaplain Howe reported to COMNAVSURFLANT Ministry Center, Norfolk, Virginia. She was assigned to the USS MONTEREY (CG 61) and deployed to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. After her return, she served the staff and ships of DESRON 28 before being assigned exclusively to the USS BULKELEY (DDG 84).
In 2018, Chaplain Howe reported as Command Chaplain to 8th Communication Battalion, II MEF Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In addition to caring for the Battalion’s 1200 Marines and Sailors, Chaplain Howe was selected to deploy as the Marine Information Group (II MIG) forward Chaplain in support of a NATO level exercise, Trident Juncture, in Vaernes, Norway. She supported six II MIG Battalions with over 3000 Marines and Sailors.
Chaplain Howe received orders to the United States Naval Academy and reported in July 2020 where she currently serves as the 6th Battalion Chaplain.
LCDR Howe is a Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer. Her personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of third award), Navy Achievement Medal, with other campaign and service awards.