Dr. Brian Bohlman
Dr. Brian Bohlman
Dr. Brian Bohlman is a board certified chaplain, author, adjunct professor, and healthcare chaplain. He has served in the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps since 1992. He is a decorated combat veteran of many military operations and currently serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard at home and abroad. He is a graduate of Air University, Liberty University, Columbia International University, and Erskine Theological Seminary. He has also taken post-graduate courses at St. Thomas University and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Among his numerous military and civilian awards, he was named the Chaplain of the Year in the Air National Guard in 2013. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia International University Seminary and School of Ministry since 2014.
In 2002, his family founded OperationThankYou.org as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which inspires America’s bravest through a ministry of encouragement and various educational outreach programs. In 2007, the work of OperationThankYou.org with service members and their families was recognized by President George W. Bush at a special White House ceremony.
His best-selling books So Help Me God: A Reflection of the Military Oath and For God and Country: Considering the Call to Military Chaplaincy are available in print or digital download from Amazon.com. Proceeds from his books help support military families and send care packages to deployed military chaplains.
He is currently serving a second term on the National Executive Committee of the Military Chaplains Association (MCA) of the USA and is Vice President of the South Carolina Chapter of the MCA. He is the senior editor for the Voices of Chaplaincy book trilogy to be released by the MCA. He is a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, National Guard Association of the US, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Military Chaplains Association of the USA. He is also a professional member of the National Association of Veteran Affairs Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, the Oates Institute, and the Association of Practical Theology.