Douglas Carver (’73)

Category: Army ROTC Alumni Council Hall of Fame | Communities

Major General (RET) Chaplain Douglas L. Carver graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1973 and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Field Artillery Corps.

MG Carver served in the 4th Infantry Division. He left active duty, but served with the Army Reserve for five additional years.

MG Carver attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and then returned to active duty in 1984 and began his career in the chaplaincy. He served as director of training at the Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and also senior chaplain for V Corps and Combined Joint Task Force 7 in Germany and Iraq from 2002 through 2004. MG Carver’s culminating assignment was the 22nd United States Army Chief of Chaplains.

MG Carver currently serves as the Executive Director of Chaplaincy for the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board. In this capacity he oversees the professional and pastoral support to 3800 Southern Baptist Chaplains who minister in various institutional settings in the United States and around the world.