Father Francis Foley, CAPT, U.S. Navy, is the Command Chaplain of the U.S. Naval Academy. In this episode, he discusses the history of Navy Chaplains, the structure and services of the Chaplain's Office at the Naval Academy, and how they responded and adapted to the COVID19 pandemic. Part of the mission of the Naval Academy Museum (Preble Hall) is to preserve the institution's history. This is a first in a series of Preble Hall discussions with key leaders of the institution to capture how their offices responded and adapted to COVID19 at the Naval Academy. The episodes will be transcribed and copies stored at the museum as well as the Nimitz Library's Special Collections & Archives to understand. Should there be another pandemic in future decades, we hope that this series will be a source for future Academy leaders to turn to for guidance and precedence.
Chaplain's Center at the Naval Academy: https://www.usna.edu/Chaplains/