You are invited to attend the

Four Chaplains Interfaith Memorial Service

In Memory of Four Men of Faith

“The Unique Legacy of Brotherhood”

February 3, 2023 – 10:00 AM

Chapel of The High-Speed Pass
At Cecil Field
6112 POW-MIA Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32221
(904) 945-1096

Rev. Patrick Archuleta

Our Guest Speaker This Year

Bill Kaemmer

Executive Director of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation

Bill Kaemmer

Bill Kaemmer serves as the Executive Director of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation, he also serves on the staff of Arlington National Cemetery in which he schedules and conducts services for our Nation’s Heroes. Bill is a native of Mequon, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1989. Following basic training he received advanced training as a chaplain assistant. His assignments overseas included a four year tour in Germany and was there during the fall of the Berlin Wall and during Desert Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Upon his release from active, he enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard and was an instructor in advanced Noncommissioned Officer courses. He was also a teacher for the Des Moines School District. Bill continued his Army Guard after moving to Oregon and was assigned to the Regional Training Institute as an Officer Candidate (OCS) Instructor. He also taught history and coached cross country at a local High School. While in the Oregon Army National Guard , Bill Kaemmer was selected as an assistant military science professor at Portland State University. In 2007, he was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant and returned to the Chaplain Corps as the senior chaplain assistant, Joint Force Headquarters.

In 2013, MSG Kaemmer returned to active duty to serve as the Master Religious Affairs NCO at the Army National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia. He was responsible for overseeing the religious affairs operations in Army National Guard Units in 50 states, District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. He held that position until he retired in 2018 after 29 years of service.

Bill Kaemmer has a Bachelor of Science degree from secondary education from University of Wisconsin and has a Master’s Degree in Communications and School Administration from Drake University. In addition to his civilian education, he is certified as military instructor and has attended and completed many professional military courses.

His Military Awards and Decorations include the Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3).

Special Award Ceremony

Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award to be presented to Four Individuals from the Jacksonville Community for “Selfless Service to Others”

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