- April 2nd, 2023, 10:03 pm
Ballcoach, I thought you were military, so I thought you would know that if we used your form, it should be Maj Gen Dondi Costin, USAF, Ret. MG is for Army personnel. Chaplains are not usually addressed by their rank. In writing you could put it in parentheses: Chaplain (Maj Gen) Dondi Costin, USAF, Ret. I know that you march to the beat of your own drum, but I'm guessing you never addressed your chaplain by his rank, like Cpt Doe; rather, you called him Chaplain Doe
Things may have changed since I left the service in 1985, but this is the way it use to be--and from what I gather, you were contemporary in the US Army.