Major Andrew R. Harewood (Oakwood alumnus and father of current OU students Andrew and Jason) has been promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the U. S. Army. Another Oakwood alumnus, Barry C. Black, 62nd Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, presided over the ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial Chapel on June 3, 2011. Mrs. Alice Powell, widow of the late Chaplain Joseph T. Powell (former Oakwood Chaplain), and mother of OU Board Member Dr. Cynthia Powell-Hicks, also participated in the promotion ceremony. LTC Harewood first entered military service as an enlisted soldier in 1990. Following five years of service as a Chaplain Assistant, LTC Harewood completed both Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at Howard University, Washington, D.C. (1994 & 1996 respectively), and was the Howard University 1995 recipient of the Henry G. Maynard Scholastic Award.
Prior to his commission, he served with the 92nd Field Hospital, and 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment. LTC Harewood was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in 1996, while assigned to the 310th Theater Area Army Command. His subsequent assignments include the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, Md.; the 109th Detachment Team at Willow Grove Naval Air Station, responsible for providing Religious Area Coverage to the soldiers of the 656th ASG, Willow Grove, Penn.; the 453rd Finance Group, New Cumberland, Penn. and the 413th Adjutants General Company, Bristol, Penn. LTC Harewood has deployed to Central America (1994), Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), and to Combined Forces Command Afghanistan (2006). LTC Harewood was assigned to the Pentagon in 2007 to the Office of the Chief of Chaplains as the Force Management Integration Action Officer, and in 2008 was assigned as the Deputy Pentagon Chaplain until September 2010. Presently, LTC Harewood is the new Logistics, Information and Resources Manager for the United States Army Reserve Command Chaplains Office – Forward (USARC).
LTC Harewood is a graduate of the United States Army Non-Commissioned Officers Academy Primary Leadership Development Course (1995), the US Army Chaplain Center & School Officer’s Basic Course (2000), the Resource Manager Course (2001), Advanced Career Course (2003), The Army Force Management Staff College (2007) and the US Army Command and General Staff College (2009). LTC Harewood holds certifications in Theology, Counseling Psychology and Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E). In addition, Trauma Counselor, Crisis Management Intervention and Mental Health Counseling are components of his comprehensive training. LTC Harewood is a Certified Trainer of Living Works Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Trainer of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (P.R.E.P.).
LTC Harewood’s military awards and decorations include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the NATO Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and Citations from The White House, Pennsylvania Senate and various other civic and denominational awards. Harewood’s hobbies include reading, distance running, billiards, scuba diving, and devising creative and educational methods of comprehensive leadership. Chaplain Harewood’s Life Motto is, “Don’t tell me, show me”!
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