May 16, 2019
BANJUL, Gambia – Chaplain personnel from the Gambia Armed Forces and United States Army Africa met at the Gambia Pastoral Institute April 23-26 for their inaugural engagement.
GAF Capt. Joseph Carl Gomez, the senior Christian chaplain, initiated the dialogue with USARAF that led to this ground breaking event.
U.S. Army Maj. Matthew D. Madison, the USARAF operations chaplain, developed the assessment process, using a combination of briefings, question and answer meetings and small group discussions, to determine the GAF chaplaincy’s current capacities and how to effectively strengthen the partnership network.
For the first time in the Gambian chaplain corps history, Muslim and Christian chaplains gathered together in one place for discussion and fellowship.