REAR ADMIRAL BARRY C. BLACK
CHAPLAIN CORPS UNITED STATES NAVY
Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore,
Maryland and an alumnus of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central
University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Salve University, and United States International
University. He earned Master of Arts Degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management. He
also has a Doctorate degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology.
Commissioned as a Navy Chaplain in 1976, Rear Admiral Black's first duty
station was the Fleet Religious Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia. Subsequent
assignments include Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S. Naval
Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; First Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan; Naval Training
Center, San Diego, California; USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) Long Beach, California; Naval
Chaplains School Advanced Course, Newport, Rhode Island; Marine Aircraft Group THIRTY-ONE,
Beaufort, South Carolina; Assistant Staff Chaplain, Chief of Naval Education and Training,
Pensacola, Florida; and Fleet Chaplain, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia. Rear
Admiral Black is currently assigned as Deputy Chief of Chaplains.
Rear Admiral Black's personal decorations include the Legion
of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, two
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and numerous unit awards, campaign and service
medals. He was also selected from 127 nominees for the 1995 NAACP Renowned Service Award
for his contribution to equal opportunity and civil rights.
Presently, Rear Admiral Black is Chief
of the Chaplain Corps for the U.S. Navy.