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Chaplain Lt. Eric Mitchell

Chaplain Lt. Eric Mitchell is a native of Little Falls, New York, and received an active Navy commission in February 2020. He previously served in the enlisted Army from July 1999 to November 2010. He completed a baccalaureate in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in April 2015 and a Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in May 2018. He additionally completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Kettering Health Network.

Chaplain Mitchell’s early assignments include tours with 305th Quartermaster Company, Yongsan, Korea, 110th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Drum, New York, and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His deployments include Camp Monteith, Kosovo; A-Camp Shinkay, Zabul Province, Afghanistan; and A-Camp Chamkani, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

He currently serves as Command Chaplain for Naval Support Activity Panama City.

Chaplain Mitchell’s personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters and the Army Good Conduct Medal with two knot devices.

He is a qualified Army Basic Parachutist.

The Chaplain's mission is to foster a resilient community that is able to fulfill its honorable duties by providing timely access to spiritual and emotional resources.

Services available:

  • Divine Service:  Sundays at 12 p.m. at the Morale Welfare & Recreation Marina Pavilion

  • Confidential Counseling (General and Faith-Based)

  • Weddings, baptisms, dedications and anointing

  • Facilitation of religious needs and liaison with community clergy 

Hours of Operations:  

Fleet and Family Support Center in building 387 

Monday – Thursday between 8:30 a.m. - 11a.m., 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

Contact Information: 

Office: (850) 234-4084 

Cell phone (24/7): (850) 703-4153


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