CH (COL) Mike Durham
United States Military Academy
Chaplain Mike Durham was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. The son of a Marine, he joined the Army Reserve as an ROTC Cadet in 1974. He served six years as an officer in the Adjutant General Corps. In 1984, he left active duty to attend seminary. He served as Pastor at Shannondorah Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA until 1989 when he returned to the Army as a active duty Chaplain.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a Masters of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana. Chaplain Durham’s military education includes the US Army Adjutant General and Chaplain Basic and Advanced Courses, the CGSC, and the US Army War College.
His chaplain assignments include: the 503rd Military Police Battalion and the 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 1-4th Cavalry Squadron, 1st Infantry Division DISCOM, and the 937th Engineer Group, Fort Riley, Kansas; the USAREUR Chaplain’s Office, Heidelberg, Germany; the 3rd Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Chaplain Personnel Manager, TRADOC and Northeast Region, Fort Monroe, VA; Career Manager, Office of the Chief of Chaplains; Division Chaplain, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; and Command Chaplain, Military District of Washington, Fort McNair, DC.
Chaplain Mike and his wife, Janice, have two children, Dawn (31) and Stephen (27), and a granddaughter – Mackenzie (7).