Every suicide in our ranks is a tragic loss to the Army Family and adversely affects the readiness of our Army.
In support of Suicide Prevention Month, the U.S. Army will host a Twitter chat Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET with two Army Chaplains as well as a representative from the Army G-1 Suicide Prevention Program office.
Topics for discussion during the chat include:
- The role of chaplains and chaplain assistants when Soldiers are dealing with daily stressors of a deployed environment,
- The confidentiality of chaplains’ counseling sessions with Soldiers,
- Resources that are available to promote the resilience of Soldiers, Army Civilians and Army Family Members,
- Suicide Prevention resources.
If you want to join the discussion, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:
Step 1: Visit Twitter.com.
Step 3: Ask questions by tagging your Tweets with #ArmyChat or chime in whenever you would like to add to the conversation.
An archive of the chat will be posted on Storify shortly after the event.
Here is some background information about the Army Chaplain Corps representatives who will be participating in the #ArmyChat.
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) William Green, Jr. became an Army Chaplain in January 1994. He is a 1989 graduate of Savannah State College, Savannah, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Chaplain Green graduated from Emory University, Decatur, Georgia, in 1992 with a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology. In June of 2013, Chaplain Green graduated from National War College, Washington, D.C., with a Masters in National Security Strategy.
His past assignments are as follows: DACH Soldier and Family Ministry Action Officer, Office of the Chief of Chaplains (Present) Student, National War College, Washington, D.C. (12-13); DACH 3/5/7 Chaplain Training Management Officer, Office of the Chief of Chaplains, Army Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (11-12); Division Chaplain, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany (09-11); Branch Chief, Force Design and Architecture, United States Army Chaplain Center and School (06-09); Deputy Division Chaplain, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany (05-06); 4th Brigade Chaplain, 1st Armored Division, Hanau, Germany (03-05); Hospital Chaplain, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (00-02); Clinical Pastoral Education Resident, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington (99-00); Battalion Chaplain, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, Fort Lewis, Washington (97-99); Battalion Chaplain, 702nd Main Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea (96-97); Battalion Chaplain, 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, (94-96).
Chaplain Green’s military education includes the Chaplain Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Force Management Advance Course and the National War College.
Chaplain Green’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army Accommodation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters.
Sgt. Maj. Stephen Arturo Stott is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined the United States Army on 16 September 1980 and attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Upon graduating basic training he attended advanced individual training to become a Chapel Activities Specialist, Military Occupational Skill (MOS) 71M (today 56M) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He holds a secondary MOS of basic combat infantryman, 11B.
Sergeant Major Stott’s assignments include every echelon from battalion to Army Service Component Command level. He is currently serving as the Chaplain Corps Regimental Sergeant Major. Previous assignments include, Chief of Personnel Proponency for Career Management Field, Chaplain Assistant (56M) at the US Army Chaplain Center and School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Chief Chaplain Assistant NCO for XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, Multinational Corps -Iraq, Eighth US Army-Korea, 19th Theater Army Area Command-Korea, Master Chaplain Assistant NCO at 2d Infantry Division-Korea, Combat Development NCO- USACHCS at Fort Jackson, SC, Joint Command NCOIC for US Forces Korea (USFK), Assistant Commandant -NCOA at Fort Monmouth, NJ, Materiel NCO, Combat Developments -US Army Chaplain Center and School, Operations NCO, USFK, Brigade Chaplain Assistant NCO- 2d and 3d Brigades of the 82d Airborne Division and, Chaplain Assistant for the 117th Air Cavalry Squadron (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC and the Joint Task Force for Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada.