Chaplain, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment
Lieutenant Brandon W. Kenyon
Chaplain Brandon W. Kenyon was born in Santa Clara, California and was raised in Henderson, Nevada. He was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 2007 to 2018 serving as an Aircraft Electrical and Environmental Systems Craftsman and Chaplain Assistant. While on active duty, he graduated from Liberty University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Theology. He also holds a Master of Divinity in Counseling and Family Ministry from Phoenix Seminary.
His operational tours include Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and Manas International Airport, Kyrgyzstan from 2010-2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He was also deployed in 2014-2015 with the 405th Air Expeditionary Group in Southwest Asia in support of OEF and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Ashore, Chaplain Kenyon assumed the role of Deputy Installation Chaplain at Naval Base Ventura County in December 2018, and served through December 2021.
After arriving at Camp Pendleton, Chaplain Kenyon was assigned to 1st Battalion 4th Marines and deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
He is currently assigned to 5th Battalion 11th Marines. Chaplain Kenyon is married with four children.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one silver star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and various campaign, unit, and service awards.