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NAMB chaplaincy director to chair national group

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–Robert C. Vickers, director of the chaplaincy evangelism team at the North American Mission Board, has been elected chairperson of the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF).

NCMAF includes representatives of agencies authorized to endorse or certify chaplains for any branch of the United States military. Currently, more than 240 religious bodies participate. Among its many functions the conference strives to provide a means of dialogue among the various religious bodies. It also relates directly to the Armed Forces Chaplains Board and chief of chaplains of the military services.

Vickers has served on NAMB’s staff since 1996, when he retired from the U.S. Army chaplaincy with the rank of colonel after 22 years of service. Before becoming director of chaplaincy evangelism for the agency he served as military chaplaincy associate. He also previously served NCMAF as chair-elect.

Vickers and his wife, Carol, live in Roswell, Ga.

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