CHAPLAIN (Lt Col) JOSEPH A. BRANCH
Student Mentor/Program Advisor
Chaplain, Lt Col Joseph A. Branch is the Wing Chaplain for the 178th Wing, Springfield, OH. In this capacity he directs, develops, and implements peacetime and wartime plans and policies for the 178th Wing Chaplain Corps. He provides pastoral care, counseling, visitation and advice to wing leadership on religious, moral and ethical matters. He conducts religious rites and observances, develops, plans and executes special projects. He also represents the faith and military communities in religious, patriotic and civic events. Chaplain Branch is endorsed by the American Baptist Churches – USA. He has served as a Pastor, Prison Chaplain, Pastor of Missions, Executive Minister and as an adjunct faculty member for Ohio Christian University. He is also licensed in the state of Ohio as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor – Clinical Supervisor and he is a Board Certified Chaplain.