Regimental Chaplain

Chaplain Ryan J. Krause


Office: (760) 830-6691

Chaplain Krause was born in July 1972 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Global University (2008) and a Master of Divinity degree from the Haggard School of Theology at Azusa Pacific University (2011). Additionally, he has completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME-1) from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island (2018). He is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Chaplain Krause is an ordained Minister for the Assemblies of God USA. 

LCDR Krause served for 16.5 years in the Navy as an enlisted Hospital Corpsman before receiving a commission as a Chaplain in 2013. His enlisted assignments include Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL (1991-1992), 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines deployed in support of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia (1992-1993), and Headquarters Battalion as a Commanding General’s Inspector with the Division Surgeon’s Office (1992-1996). Marine Aircraft Group 46, 4th Marine Air Wing, MCAS Miramar where he served as Inspector & Instructor Staff and Leading Petty Officer. During this tour he was selected as the NCO of the Quarter for the command and was selected as the Sailor of the Year two consecutive years for 4th Marine Aircraft Wing (1997-1998). 

In December of 1999 he transferred to the 1st Force Service Support Group, Camp Pendleton where he served with Medical Logistics Company and 7th Engineer Support Battalion (ESB). During his tour with 7th ESB he was selected for Chief Petty Officer and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the LCPO for the Battalion Aid Station. Following the ground war, in May of 2003, he transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and served as the LCPO for the Emergency Department. He was deployed again as an Individual Augment with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st FSSG, serving as the LCPO for the Patient Evacuation Team for the Al Anbar Province from August of 2004 to February of 2005. During this deployment he participated in Operation Phantom Fury as well as stabilization operations in support of the Iraqi national elections. Upon returning to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, he was assigned as the Medical Mobilization Chief and LCPO for Staff Administration until November 2006. 

Upon accession back into the Navy, he attended Officer’s Development School in Newport, Rhode Island, graduating in August 2013 and the Basic Chaplaincy Course in Columbia, South Carolina graduating in November 2013. He has served tours of duty as the Command Chaplain for Headquarters Battalion and Chapel Pastor for the Protestant Chapel, Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, California (2013-2017), the Navy Support Facility in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (2017-2018), the USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego, California (2019-2020), Combat Logistics Battalion 11 (2020-2022) where he deployed in support of the ESSEX ARG/11th MEU’s WestPac 21-2 in C3F/C7F/C5F AOs. He then transferred within the 1MLG to serve as Command Chaplain for 7th Engineer Support Battalion where he served until January of 2023. In his current billet he serves as the Regimental Chaplain for 7th Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. 

Chaplain Krause’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (1 silver and 3 gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 gold stars), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer, Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist insignia, and various other unit and campaign awards. Chaplain Krause is also the recipient of the Chaplain Stanley Beach Leadership Award. 


RegimenTAL religious programs specialist 

RP2 Mark Cockroft

Office: (760) 830-6691

MCAGCC Duty Chaplain: (760) 861-4739






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