Buddhist Chaplain Serves Wisconsin National Guard

Wisconsin Army National Guard state command chaplain, Chaplain (Col) Douglas Fleischfresser, recently welcomed 1LT Christopher Mohr to the Guard as Wisconsin’s first (and only) Buddhist chaplain.

“I think it speaks for where we’re going in diversity and the need to have a diverse viewpoint in spirituality,” said Fleischfresser…

During his first two-weeks as a Buddhist chaplain in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, Mohr will hold nightly meditation training with a full-scale Buddhist service once a week.

1Lt Mohr announced his candidacy three years ago, and swore in using a Buddhist Sutra.  He is the second Buddhist chaplain in the US Army.

The article notes approximately 30 Guard troops identify as Buddhist.