The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Moral armor

ELCA chaplain works Ethics 101 into field training for army officers

If Maj. Terrence Walsh has any nostalgia for the indoor comforts of his former life as a Long Island pastor, he doesn't show it. Dressed in combat fatigues and heavy boots, he slogs purposefully through the red Kentucky clay, which has turned into shin-deep muck in a cold November drizzle.

Walsh, an ELCA pastor in his ninth year as a U.S. Army chaplain, is conducting an ethical sting operation at Fort Knox, where tank crews are practicing a peacekeeping operation in a hypothetical foreign country.

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