Citizen Soldier balances police officer and chaplain careers
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - When Chaplain (Maj.) Philip McBroom isn’t busy serving the Fairbanks, Alaska Police Department as an officer of the law, he works in the U.S. Army Reserve as an officer of God, serving as the commander, 127th Chaplains Detachment, 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. McBroom is appreciative the dual role of policeman and ministry because they complement one another by serving people. “The opportunity to still be a law enforcement officer while still being involved in ministry is a privilege and I wouldn’t give it up for anything,” he said.