Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Gregory C. Horn

Retired 1 Oct 2013

Rear Admiral Gregory C. Horn


Rear Admiral Horn, a Pasadena, Calif., native, graduated in 1976 from Point Loma Nazarene University. He then earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. In 2007, he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy from the seminary’s Center for Advanced Theological Studies.

Commissioned a lieutenant in 1988, Horn’s Navy Reserve tours included: USS Bristol County (LST 1198); Naval Hospital San Diego; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 17; and assistant fleet chaplain, commander, Submarine Forces Pacific.

Horn’s Reserve Marine Corps assignments as command chaplain included: 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion; 23rd Marine Regiment (lead Reserve element in Advanced Warfighting Experiment: Urban Warrior); and Marine Aircraft Group 46.

Horn was recalled in February 2003 for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as command chaplain, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing RBE, and subsequently as the acting wing chaplain.

After mobilization, Horn was selected as deputy force chaplain, Reserve Matters, Marine Forces Pacific, and later as the deputy chaplain of the Marine Corps for Reserve Matters, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps. Most recently, Horn  served as the deputy chaplain, commander Navy Installations Command.

On Oct. 7, 2010, Horn assumed his current duty as the deputy chief of chaplains for Reserve Matters and director of Religious Programs, Marine Forces Reserves.

An ordained Presbyterian Church USA minister, Horn has been pastor and head of staff at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bakersfield, Calif. since January 1986.

Horn is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards) in addition to various unit and service awards. He considers those awards earned throughout his career associated with unit performance to be the most satisfying and representative of naval service.


Updated: 24 October 2013