Chaplain (LTC) Jon Pirtle
Jon Pirtle is a full-time Army chaplain for the Georgia Army National Guard. He currently serves as Training Division chaplain for the Army National Guard Bureau wherein he plans, executes, and mentors. His areas of responsibility include soldiers, families, and civilians that fall under Training Division’s footprint across the country. His work hub is currently Ft. Benning, GA. Jon has 20+ years of service thus far in the Army. He has multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Iraq. In addition to military service, Jon has taught English for almost 15 years, either full- time or in part-time capacities at the secondary and college levels. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in English from Western Carolina University and his M.Div. in theology from Liberty Seminary. Jon has also served as a pastor to congregations in KY and GA. Jon is married to CJ, his wife of 22 years. They have one daughter, one son, and a motley crew of dogs and cats.