Soldiers Chapel Staff Biographies
Chaplain (LTC) Andrew Ricardo Harewood
Born on the 1st December, LTC Andrew R. Harewood first entered military service as an enlisted soldier in 1990. Following five years of service as a 71M, LTC Harewood completed both Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at Howard University, Washington, D.C. and was the Howard University 1995 recipient of the Henry G. Mayard Scholastic Award. Prior to his commission, he served with the 92nd Field Hospital, and 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment.
LTC Harewood was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, in 1996, while assigned to the 310th Theater Area Army Command. His subsequent assignments have included 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland; 109th Detachment Team at Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pennsylvania, responsible for providing Religious Area Coverage to the soldiers of the 656th ASG, Willow Grove, PA, 453rd Finance Group, New Cumberland, PA and the 413th Adjutants General Company, Bristol, Pennsylvania. LTC Harewood has deployed to Central America (1994), Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), and to Combined Forces Command Afghanistan (2006).
After redeployment in 2007, LTC Harewood was assigned to the Pentagon in the Office of the Chief Chaplain as the Force Management Integration Action Officer, and in 2008 was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of The Army as the Deputy Pentagon Chaplain until September 2010. From October 2010 until December 2011 LTC Harewood served as Logistics, Information and Resources (4/6/8) Manger for the United States Army Reserve Command Presently, LTC Harewood is the Deputy Command Chaplain of Army Support Activity-Dix, on Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst.
Chaplain (LTC) Andrew Ricardo Harewood is a graduate of the U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy (1995), the U.S. Army Chaplain Center & School Officer’s Basis Course (2000), Resource Manager Course (2001), Advance Career Course (2003), The Army Force Management Staff College (2007), U.S. ARMY Command and General Staff College (2009). LTC holds additional certifications in Theology, Counseling Psychology and Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E). In addition, Trauma counselor, Crisis Management Intervention, Mental Health Counseling are components to his comprehensive training.
LTC Harewood is a certified trainer of Living Works Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Myers Briggs Type Indicator, trainer of The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program.
LTC Harewood military awards and decorations include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the NATO Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and citations from The White House, Pennsylvania Senate and various other civic and denomination awards.
LTC Harewood is married to Karen Annette, a Medical Doctor and they have four sons. His hobbies include reading, distance running, billiards, scuba diving, and devising creative and educational methods of comprehensive leadership. Andrew’s life motto is, “Don’t tell me, show me”!
Chaplain (MAJ) Kemperal Jay Hinsley
Chaplain (MAJ) Kemperal Hinsley is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born 24 August 1971. Major Hinsley is the son of Dr. Alice Rhodes Hinsley and the late Mr. James J. Hinsley Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia. Chaplain Hinsley was ordained as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in May 1995. He entered the Army in March 1998 and was appointed to the rank of First Lieutenant by Direct Commission. He served as Pastor of Bethany A.M.E. Church Parkesburg, Pennsylvania (1997-1999) and Bethel A.M.E. Church Schenectady, New York (1999-2000). Reverend Hinsley preached his initial/trial sermon entitled, “What Shall I Render” on 18 February 1990 at Saint Mark AME Church Atlanta GA. Moreover, prior to his years in professional ministry, he served as President of the Sixth Episcopal District (Georgia) Young Peoples Division of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1991-1995). He is married to Cheryl T. Hinsley.
Chaplain Hinsley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology from Morehouse College in 1993, Atlanta, Georgia and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1997, Princeton, New Jersey. During the summer of 1996 he studied Koine Greek at Harvard University School of Divinity. His military education is as follows: 1999 graduate of the US Army Chaplain Officer Basic Course, Fort Jackson, SC; 2006 graduate of the US Army Chaplain Captain Career Course/C4 Fort Jackson, SC and a 2011 graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Major Hinsley completed the US Army Battlemind Train the Trainer Course at Fort Sam Houston TX in November 2007. In March 2008 he completed the Arabic Cultural Awareness Training Course at the Peace Operations Training Center in Zarqa, Jordan (the Middle East). Chaplain Hinsley also completed the Combat/Emergency Medical Ministry Course at Fort Sam Houston TX in September 2012. Major Hinsley is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Conflict Resolution at American Military University.
Chaplain Hinsley’s assignments include: Squadron Chaplain, 1st Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Battalion Chaplain, 2nd Battalion 46th Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Battalion Chaplain 2nd Engineer Battalion, Camp Castle, Korea; Battalion Chaplain 3-3 Aviation Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC and Battalion Chaplain 310th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort George Meade, MD. He served as the Deputy Command Chaplain for the 7th Civil Support Command United States Army Europe (Kaiserslautern, Germany). Historically, he was the first junior Chaplain Officer and at 36 years of age the youngest to serve as the Deputy Command Chaplain for the 7th Civil Support Command. Also, while serving as the 7th CSC Deputy Command Chaplain Major Hinsley planned, coordinated and executed the first-ever religious diversity panel discussion in USAREUR/United States Army Europe. The purpose of that event was to promote cultural and religious awareness among US military service members. Currently, he serves as the Assistant Deputy Command Chaplain for Army Support Activity Fort Dix Garrison.
He served as the Military Education Officer for the 99th Regional Support Command Unit Ministry Team Fort Dix NJ. While serving as the Military Education Officer for the 99th RSC UMT Major Hinsley was responsible for ensuring that Chaplains and Chaplain Candidates in the Northeastern Region (Virginia to Maine) of the United States fulfilled military educational requirements. In addition, to his duties as the Military Education Officer for the 99th RSC UMT he assigned all United States Army Reserve/USAR Chaplain Candidates to US Army Reserve units in the Northeast. Moreover, he served as an administrative Staff Officer for the execution of the US Army Strong Bonds Program. The Army Strong Bonds program was designed to provide Army/military families and Single Soldiers/service members with the proper resources for relationship enhancement, personal development and spiritual growth.
Chaplain Hinsley is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom III (January 2005-December 2005). While deployed in Iraq he served as Co-Pastor of the Camp Taji Collective Protestant Gospel Service. During his tenure at Fort George Meade MD, he served as Co-Pastor of the Collective Protestant Gospel Service (January 2007-August 2008). He served as Senior Pastor of the Collective Protestant Gospel Service at Fort Knox KY (June 2000-May 2002).
His military awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal w/3 Oak leaf clusters, the Army Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal (with award numeral 3) and the National Defense Service Medal. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and a member of Luckett Lodge #137-Prince Hall Masons Radcliff, Kentucky.