Episcopal Diocese of the Armed Services and Federal Ministries

Office of the Bishop Suffragan for of Armed Forces and Federal Ministries
CountryUnited States
DenominationEpiscopal Church
CathedralWashington National Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopAnn Ritonia

The Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries in the United States is responsible for Episcopal Church chaplains and their congregations in the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

In accordance with the Constitution of The Episcopal Church, “It shall be lawful for the House of Bishops to elect a Bishop who, under the direction of the Presiding Bishop, shall oversee the work of those chaplains in the Armed Forces of the United States, Veterans' Administration Medical Centers, and Federal Correctional Institutions who are ordained Ministers of this Church (Article 2, Section 7).”


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