CH (CPT) Kevin Compston

CH (CPT) Kevin Compston

Dates of Service: Jun 1978 - Jun 2010
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  • LCpl Mar 79
  • Cpl Oct 80
  • CPL Nov 81
  • SGT Feb 83
  • SSG Apr 97
  • 2LT Mar 98
  • 1LT Oct 99
  • CPT Jun 03
Commissioning Source:  Direct Commission, Mar 1998

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My dream as a young boy was to always join the military and see the world. I grew up extremely poor in a small rural town in Ohio. I had to drop out of High School at 16 to help provide for my family. I retired a U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain. Served as a Pastor. Have a Post Graduate Degree. Serve as a College Adjunct Professor. Traveled the World. All thanks to the Military. God is Good.

Military Experiences

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010
USAR IRR Chaplain
IRR USAR Chaplain. Retired June 2010. (ARPERSCOM). Retired Reserve. What a great military career. Reserve Call-UPS: Dec 2000 thru Feb 2003, I served on continuous AD Orders supporting the 120th CH Det (Team B) and 88th RSC. Deployed to Germany in 2000, Yuma APG, AZ in 2001, Ft. Knox, KY in 1999 and 2002. Mobilized with the 423rd QM Bn (Water) from Feb - Jun 2003 at Ft. Lee, VA. Served on a CO-TTD with the 1st Bn 22nd FA (FATC) June - Oct 2003 at Ft. Sill, OK. Mobilized Nov 2003 - Nov 2004, served with the 3rd Bn 13th FA (MLRS), 214th FA Bde, III Corps Artillery at Ft. Sill, OK. Mobilized Aug 2005 - Aug 2006, SOUTHCOM, JTF-B at Soto-Cano AB in Honduras. Deployed to Japan Feb to Apr 2008. Active Duty Call-UPS: Desert Storm Jan - Apr 1991. Turkey (USMC) Aug - Nov 1979.
Sep 2007 - Jan 2010
USAR Garrison Chaplain (Overseas Deployment)
Assigned to U.S. Army Japan. I served as the U.S. Army Reserve Garrison Chaplain in Japan. I deployed to Camp Zama, Japan in 2008. Supported all Active Duty Units assigned to U.S. Army Japan. Trained at the USMC Base, Camp Fuji, Japan. I was in Japan when the Cherry Blossum Trees began to bloom. Great Tour. Transferred into the IRR at St. Louis, MO.
Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
38th ORD Grp
USAR Group Chaplain
U.S. Army Reserve Group Chaplain serving in a (Major 04 Slot). Supported U.S. Army Reserve Units assigned to the 38th Ord Grp in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Trained and supported units and Soldiers at Ft. McCoy, WI, Redstone Arsenal, AL, Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C., Ft. Hunter Liggett, CA, Letterkenny Army Depot, PA, Bluegrass Army Depot, KY, Ft. Dix, NJ, Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Meade, MD, Ft. Bliss, TX, Picianny Arsenal, Aberdeen APG, McGuire AFB and Tobyhanna Army Depot, PA. Transferred to U.S. Army Japan. (USARJ)
Aug 2006 - Sep 2006
88th RSC
USAR Battalion Chaplain
Redeployed back to CONUS and Demobilized at Ft. Benning, GA. Upon demobilization, returned back to my U.S. Army Reserve Command. Re-Assigned to the 718th TC Battalion (USAR), from JTF-B, where I was mobilized under SOUTHCOM at Soto-Cano AB in Honduras. Attended the 88th RRC Chaplain CREST School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Transferred to 99th RRC. Assigned to the 38th Ord Group in Cross Lanes, WV. Served as the Group Chaplain.


(6 years, 5 months)
Feb 2008 - Apr 2008
Assigned to U.S. Army Japan. Deployed to Japan on an Active Duty Reserve Augmentation Tour. Served as the U.S. Army Reserve (Garrison Chaplain) in Japan. I received the (Number 2) on my Army Reserve Components Training Ribbon. This was my 2nd Reserve Overseas Training Tour. Germany was my first Reserve Overseas Training Tour in 2000.
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
Mobilized and deployed from Ft. Benning, GA to Soto Cano-Air Base in Honduras. I served as the SOUTHCOM JTF-B Chaplain. I supported the Joint Command. Provided support to (Operation New Horizons) in El Salvador. Awarded the Joint Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal and the Volunteer Service Medal.
Aug 2003 - Oct 2003
Operation Noble Eagle
CO-TTAD Deployed to Ft. Campbell, KY. Transferred to Ft. Sill, OK. Served as the Battalion Chaplain with the 1st Bn 22nd FA.
Feb 2000 - Mar 2000
Deployed to Germany as an Army Reservist. Served as the 7th Army CMTC, Army Reserve Chaplain. I served at Hohenfels. Awarded the U.S. Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon. Great Tour.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Feb 2008

USAR Chaplain Sustainment Trng, Camp Zama, Japan (Deployed)

May 2007

USAR Chaplain 99th RRC CREST Training, Charleston, WV

Apr 2007

U.S. Army Chaplain (Family-Life) Course, Rome, GA / Ft. McPhearson, GA

Sep 2006

USAR Chaplain 88th RRC CREST Training, Indianapolis, IN

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Started in Jun 2018

Lutheran (ELCA) Southern Ohio Synod - Church Lay Representative

Started in Nov 2017

Boy Scouts of America - Kenton Council (Merit Badge Counselor)

Started in Aug 2016

Red Cross Basic First Aid / CPR / AED Training

Started in Feb 2016

National Federation of State High School Coaches Association (Safety Training)


Aug 2017

Adjunct History Professor (University of Rio Grande)

Aug 2017

Adjunct History Professor (Ohio Christian University)

Jun 2015

West Virginia Teaching Certificate 5-12 (Social Studies)

Jul 2014

Virginia Professional Teaching License 6-12 (Social Studies / History)

Foreign Language Skills

Biblical Greek - Beginner

French - Basic

Spanish - Basic

German - Intermediate

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

Started in 2016

Liberty University

Master's Degree, MA History (Major) Comprehensive-Track In-Progress

2014 - 2016

Liberty University

Master's Degree, EdS Degree: Educational Leadership (Post Master Degree)

2012 - 2014

Liberty University, Higher Education

Master's Degree, (MAT) Secondary Education (Social Studies) 6-12. Thank you Post 911 G.I. Bill.


Anglican Studies Tour CEU’s (Israel)

Job/Skill Training, (Ministry Professional Development Training) World Religions