John Schumacher, endorsing agent for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, received a special recognition this month in Washington, D.C.
On January 15, John was presented the Centurion of the Year award at the National Association of Evangelicals Chaplain’s Commission (NAECC) had their annual meeting. The award is an authentic miniature of the helmet that Centurion military leaders in the Roman Empire wore as part of their uniform.
In previous years the award was often given to a retired General Officer who had lived a life of service, not only to his country but also to his Lord. The individual had also been chosen for his distinguished career and for his support of the work of chaplains. In more recent years several senior chaplains have also been selected for the award.
John’s wife, Martha, was also recognized for her outstanding service as a model military wife. Early on John brought the FGBC chaplaincy on board with the NAECC as an affiliate member to provide a broader base of support for our chaplains. John served three years as the Chairman of the Executive Committee for the NAECC.
From the Eagle Commission newsletter.
CH (COL) USA, Ret., John and Martha Schumacher