Chaplain Haines

Chaplain Bob Haines, Jr. lived his early childhood years in Altoona, Florida. He moved with his family to Waldo where he graduated from Gainesville High School in 1962.  In October 1962, Bob enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served two enlistments as an Electronic Intercept Operator/Analyst (electronic intelligence) in the USAF Security Service, where the motto was “Freedom Through Vigilance.”  He was assigned tours of duty in Mississippi, Texas, Pakistan, Italy, and Vietnam (HQ 7AF, Operational Intelligence).

During graduate school, Bob was a U.S. Army Chaplain Candidate training at Fort Knox.  Later, as an Army Reserve chaplain, he was a staff chaplain with the 301st Army Reserve Field Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.

In September 1981, Bob was commissioned as a U.S. Navy chaplain and entered active duty. His tours of duty included assignments in Florida, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Okinawa, Japan, and Operation Desert Storm with the 2d Marine Division (Battalion Chaplain, 2d Light Armored Infantry).

Upon retiring from the Navy, Chaplain Haines returned to Florida.

He taught science courses at Legacy High School in Zellwood and led a continuing education, self-enrichment class in Religious Concepts at Lake-Sumter Community College.

Bob is a cancer survivor.

Bob graduated from Lake Sumter Community College; attended Stetson University; graduated from The University of Florida.

He traveled to Israel and Greece as a student, and traveled widely throughout the world during his military service.

Bob was a substitute teacher, is a freelance writer & blogger, and enjoys motorcycling.  He is now fully retired while day-trading in the stock market and writing.  Find him daily on Facebook.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Bernie
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 21:56:48

    Hi Bob I to am a Vet and I may have even helped build your Harley as I just retired from Harley Davidson in York,Pa.



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