Chaplain (Colonel) Timothy S. Mallard, U.S. Army

Timothy Mallard

Chaplain Mallard is a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and holds the B.A. from Stetson University, the M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Th.M. from Columbia Theological Seminary, the M.S.St. from the U.S. Army War College, and the Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. A member of the International Society of Military Ethics and the International Dietrich Bonhoeffer Society, he is the 2004 Grierson Prize recipient as Distinguished Army Master Strategist of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the first Army Chaplain selected in 2014 as an Eisenhower Fellow of the U.S. Army War College, and has edited two official Army monographs and published over two dozen journal and book entries. Since 1988, Chaplain Mallard has deployed to combat as a Battalion, Brigade, and Division Chaplain, including with the 101st Airborne and 1st Infantry Divisions and holds the Bronze Star Medal (two awards) and the Combat Action Badge. He served as the Director of Recruiting and Endorser Relations in the Office of the Chief of Chaplains, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He is now at the Army War College.

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From Attacks on Civilians to Spiritual Injury: Future War Trends from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
From Attacks on Civilians to Spiritual Injury: Future War Trends from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is proving to be a tragic proving ground for trends that will almost certainly be replicated in other twenty-first-century warfare. Decentralized decision-making, the targeting of population centers, tactical speed in decision-making, the rise of artificial intelligence, vital intelligence sharing, and the strategic impact of moral and spiritual injury demonstrate the boundaries for future combat.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Conflicted American Perspective on Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Review of Haynes’ The Battle for Bonhoeffer

Notwithstanding Stephen Haynes’ professional reputation amongst Dietrich Bonhoeffer scholars or his prior excellent corpus of scholarly writings about the German pastor, his current book categorically fails to satisfy.

And Still They Came: Reflections on Normandy and the Holiness of Sacrifice
And Still They Came: Reflections on Normandy and the Holiness of Sacrifice

I was honored to offer the invocation at Colleville-sur-Mer, France, for the seventy-fifth D-Day anniversary memorial ceremony on June 6, 2019. This, of course, is the town name of the place that many Americans know simply by the more infamous moniker of Omaha Beach.

Principles for Transformative Servant Leadership
Principles for Transformative Servant Leadership

Five principles of servant leadership from Jesus’ earthly ministry inform our challenge.

The (Twin) Wounds of War Moral Injury Spiritual Injury
The (Twin) Wounds of War

Much has been written on the types of “woundedness” warriors suffer in combat, including physical, mental, emotional, and even moral injury. However, the U.S. has failed to explore a warrior’s spiritual injury in combat and its debilitating, life-long effects (including for a warrior’s family).

Training for War
A Call To Arms: An American Survey of War in the 21st Century

Since my commissioning in 1988 as a United States Army Chaplain Candidate, the fundamental purpose of war has changed relatively little: war generally remains a contest of wills to achieve political ends between nation-states employing military force. However, war inherently seems different today, does it not? How so?