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Chaplain (Col.) Douglas Slater is the Command Chaplain, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. As Command Chaplain, he advises and represents the AETC commander on all aspects of the Chaplain Corps mission. Chaplain Slater directs the AETC headquarters chaplain staff and exercises oversight to a Chaplain Corps of approximately 121 personnel at 18 locations in the Command. He also ensures all of AETC’s chaplains and chaplain assistants are trained and equipped for global deployment.

The command is responsible for the recruitment, training, and education of all Air Force people. The 62,000 active duty, Reserve, Guard, civilian, and contractor personnel of AETC train more than 293,000 students per year.

Chaplain Slater has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Prior to this assignment he was the Commandant for the Air Force Chaplain Corps College at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

1981 Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Louisiana Tech University
1985 Master of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological University, South Hamilton, Mass.
1991 Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1999 Air Command Staff College, by correspondence
2001 Air Force Institute of Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. August 1989 – February 1992, Protestant Chaplain, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
2. February 1992 - March 1993, Senior Chaplain, King Salmon Air Station, Alaska
3. March 1993 - January 1995, Protestant Chaplain, Royal Air Force Chicksands, England
4. January 1995 - July 1997, Protestant Chaplain, MacDill AFB, Fla.
5. July 1997 - July 2000, Protestant Chaplain, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
6. July 2000 - July 2001, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
7. July 2001 - May 2004, Staff Chaplain, Resource Division, Chaplain Service Institute, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. May 2004 - June 2005, Senior Protestant Chaplain, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
9. June 2005 - August 2006, Wing Chaplain, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
10. August 2006 - August 2007, Wing Chaplain, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
11. August 2007 - July 2009, Deputy Division Chief, Chaplain Assignments, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas
12. July 2009 - July 2010, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. July 2010 - July 2011, Wing Chaplain, 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. July 2011 – June 2012, Deputy Command Chaplain, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
15. June 2012 – June 2013, Command Chaplain, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
16. June 2013 – November 2015, Commandant, Air Force Chaplain Corps College, Fort Jackson, S.C.
17. November 2015 – Present, Command Chaplain, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

Meritorious Service Medal with ten oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short Tour
Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Tour
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon

First Lieutenant Jan. 26, 1987
Captain March 10, 1989
Major, Dec. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel, Dec. 1, 2004
Colonel, April 1, 2010

(Current as of December 2015)