Article – Chaplain – September, 2016

I would like to introduce myself. My name is John Hicks and I am a retired Army Veteran (Sergeant First Class (E7)) of 22 years. I am currently the Senior Vice Commander of DAV Chapter 17 in Universal City. I am married and have three children and two grandchildren and another on the way expected in November.

I am gratefully to represent you as the Department of Texas Chaplain for 2016/2017. I have been in the ministry since 1992 and as a License Minister. It would be an honor to assist you and your family in any way possible and I will work with the DAVA Department Chaplain if request or needed.

As we approach this Presidential Election I recommend you to voice your opinions and Vote as it is your right that you have fought hard to protect, so I request you exercise your Right to Vote.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”
– Proverbs 1:7 (NIV).

As our motto is Fulfilling Our Promises to the Men and Women Who Served – let us not forget the ones that have come before us and paid the ultimate sacrifice or their families that are still here. This applies to those continuing to serve with loved ones here needing comforting and us to be with them where they are.

I look forward to the future through eyes of a servant and a fellow veteran. If you need, contact me by phone at (210) 380-8010; by mail at 8054 Coral Meadow, Converse, TX 78109; or by e-mail –

John Hicks
Department of Texas Chaplain