Chaplain Richard Erikson, USAF
Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Richard M. Erikson is the Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is the principal adviser to the Chief of Chaplains for training, readiness and sourcing the Air Force Reserve Chaplain Corps. He assists in developing the Chaplain Corps Strategic Plan, total force policy and strategic planning objectives. He assists the chief of chaplains in coordinating Air Force Reserve matters. Chaplain Erikson is a member of the Armed Forces Chaplains Board, the Reserve Chaplain Corps Council and the Air Force Reserve Chaplain Development Team. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest June 8, 1985. He is author of “Late Have I Loved Thee:Stories of Religious Conversion and Commitment in Later Life” (Paulist Press, 1995; St. Paul’s Press, 1998).