||LT Travis M. Armes
Lieutenant Travis M. Armes claims Georgia as home, having grown up north of Atlanta and attended Berry College in the northwestern part of the state. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy in 2002 Chaplain Armes began his Master of Divinity degree at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Upon completion of the Master of Divinity in 2006 and subsequent ordination into the Christian Church/Church of Christ (Independent), Chaplain Armes moved to Scottsdale, Arizona where he served as Minister of Community Involvement & Youth at Chaparral Christian Church. In 2012 he moved to Durham, North Carolina where he served as an Associate Minister at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Cary, NC while studying at Duke University Divinity School. In 2013 Chaplain Armes was granted ministerial standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and received the Master of Theology degree from Duke. He then began pursuing chaplaincy in the United States Navy.
In June of 2014 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant and Chaplain in the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. In August of 2014 Chaplain Armes attended Officer Development School at Officer Training Command, Newport, Rhode Island where he graduated in September of 2014. Upon graduation, he was presented with “The Alfred Award” by the Navy League of the United States, given for the highest military grade and physical fitness and for modeling naval pride and professionalism. In September of 2014 Chaplain Armes began naval chaplaincy school at the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center, Columbia, South Carolina. In December of 2014 he reported to his first duty station at Camp Pendleton, California to serve with the United States Marine Corps in the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.