LT Pete Agdamag, CHC, USN

Chaplain, 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment

Office: 760-725-7329





Chaplain Peter Agdamag was born in Gainesville, Florida.  CHC Agdamag first entered military service in 1998 and was commissioned an Officer in the United States Marine Corps following Officer’s Candidate School (OCS) and then The Basic School (TBS) in Quantico, VA. Upon completion of Logistics Officers Course in Camp Johnson, North Carolina in 1999, Lieutenant Agdamag was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 372 at Camp Pendleton, CA where he served as an Embarkation Officer, Security Officer, and Motor Transportation, and Company Executive Officer.  In 2002, he left Active Duty to enter Seminary.  While there, he attended the Army’s Chaplain Officer Basic Course in the summer of 2004. Upon graduating Seminary in 2006, he served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the James A Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida where he received his 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education in 2007.  He was then cross-leveled to Active Duty in 2008 from the 332nd BN Tampa, FL in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 1st Armored Division as a Chaplain Detachment for Military Transition Teams (MiTT). Upon his return, he mobilized to Camp Shelby, MS and was assigned to the Mississippi National Guard as the Mobilization Chaplain in 2009. In 2010 Chaplain Agdamag promoted to the rank of Major and received orders to Los Angeles, CA becoming the OIC of the West Chaplain Recruiting Team. Following Recruiting Command. Major Agdamag was then assigned as the Deputy Command Chaplain of the 1st Mission Support Command, Ft Buchanan, Puerto Rico before being selected to the United States Navy Chaplain Corps in Feb 2015. His first Naval assignment was with the USMC’s School of Infantry West at Camp Pendleton, CA   

Chaplain Agdamag’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (Oak leaf cluster), Navy Commendation, Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Second oak leaf cluster), and the Army Achievement Medal (Oak leaf cluster).

Chaplain Agdamag grew up in Brandon, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, at Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is married to the graceful and former Charis Lee Markle of Hartsville, SC and they have five children. He currently resides in Oceanside, CA and is serving God and Country with the infamous 1/5 Battalion, 1st Marine Division.