Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) chaplain office will conduct a Change of Stole Ceremony at Liberty Chapel on June 26th as Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey Hawkins replaces Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paul Hurley as the division chaplain.
Hurley has been division chaplain of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) since August 2009. Hawkins’ most recent assignment was as the garrison chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea.History records indicate that the stole was first used in the Roman Empire to symbolize a position of honor in the government. Today we see the stole as both a sign of authority and a symbol of pastoral responsibility.
The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) chaplain’s stole symbolizes the pastoral responsibility to provide religious support to Soldiers and their Families.