CHAPLAIN (LTC) DARYL R. HAMAKER
Student Mentor/Program Advisor
CHAPLAIN (LTC) DARYL R. HAMAKER Lt Col Daryl R. Hamaker is the Senior Chaplain for the Alabama Air National Guard’s 117 th Air Refueling Wing in Birmingham, Ala. He advises Wing and Group commanders on all spiritual, morale, and moral welfare matters for 117 th ARW members. He provides a ministry of presence and reassurance, conducts and administers worship services, and offers pastoral counseling. In addition he represents the faith and military communities in religious, patriotic and civic events. Chaplain Hamaker supports the 117th Intelligence Squadron’s Distributed Ground Station Alabama (DGS-AL), providing 24/7 on call support to enlisted crewmembers, intelligence and staff officers, during Combat Air Patrol missions, National Emergencies, Crisis Incident Management and Traumatic Stress Response due to the complexities associated with reach-back missions for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.
Chaplain Hamaker began his military career in August 1984 as an enlisted Machinist Specialist in the 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to separating in August 1990 to pursue a civilian career as a Machinist. In September 2006, Chaplain Hamaker rejoined the Alabama Air National Guard, receiving a commission as a Chaplain where he serves with an ecclesiastical endorsement issued by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.