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Rodney A. Lindsay

Chaplain (Colonel) United States Army

Command Chaplain, United States Army Europe

The COMMAND Chaplain's Biography

Chaplain Rodney A. Lindsay is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. His civilian educational background includes a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies from Columbia International University, a Masters of Arts in Christian Education, a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions, and a Master’s of Theology in Cultural Foundations from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Chaplain Lindsay was commissioned a Lieutenant and entered the Army in 1986. He has served with Basic Training Battalions at Fort McClellan, Alabama and a Main Support Battalion in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. From 1994-1998, Chaplain Lindsay served as an Instructor at the United States Army Chaplain Center and School. As a Brigade Chaplain, he served with an Armor Brigade in Korea, Airborne Infantry and Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.  From 2004-2008, he served as Deputy Command Chaplain of  United States Army Special Operation Command, and Training Manager at the Office of the Chief of Chaplain, Pentagon and Division Chaplain at First Army Division East. Chaplain Lindsay served as the Command Chaplain of 8th Theater Sustainment Command in Hawaii from 2009-2011. Prior to becoming USAREUR Chaplain, CH Lindsay served in V Corps and International Joint Command in Afghanistan, OEF 12-13. 

Chaplain Lindsay is a graduate of Airborne, Air Assault, numerous Army Chaplain Courses, Advance Force Management Course, Equal Opportunity Program Orientation for Managers Course, Army’s Command General Staff College, and Senior Service College where he earned a Master’s in Strategic Studies. 

Chaplain Lindsay’s awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, and other military medals. He was awarded the Army Staff Identification Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Mali, West Africa Parachutist Badge, Germany Parachutist Badge, Romanian Parachutist Badge, and Germany Armed Forces Military Efficiency Badge (Bronze). 

Chaplain Lindsay’s bride of 30 years is the former Sonia Louise Robinson of Columbia, South Carolina. They have three adult children Ashley (Air Force Officer), Anthony, Amber (Graduate Student at the University of South Carolina), and a pet miniature schnauzer name Angel.

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