Lieutenant Junior Grade Scott Ezra Paxman

Battalion Chaplain

3D Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division

United States Navy

Phone #: (760) 830-5789

LTJG Paxman is a native of California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies in 2018. In 2021 he graduated with a Master of Arts in Chaplaincy from Brigham Young University. LTJG Paxman is an ordained Elder and endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

During his civilian ministry he commissioned as a Chaplain Candidate Program Officer and graduated from Officer Development School in July 2021. As a chaplain candidate he supported the religious ministry team at the Salt Lake City Navy Reserve Center by providing religious services for sailors. In September 2022, he transitioned to Active Duty and completed the Chaplain Basic Leadership Course in November that same year.

In his religious community LTJG Paxman has served in significant Church positions such as Regional Associate Pastor, Director of Community Ministry, Religious Educator, and Youth Minister. As the head chaplain at First Choice Hospice he provided end-of-life pastoral care and counseling to patients across four counties. He also served two years as a full-time minister in southern Spain. He received an Advanced Certification for Spanish from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

LTJG Paxman is married to his wife Oscania and together they have two children: Zerin (3) and Reya (1).







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