WD8RMG -- Dan Musgrave
Dan was born in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Westerville, High School, Westerville, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University, Master of Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary, in Dayton Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Ethics from Butler University in Indianapolis Indiana. He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the Missouri East Annual Conference of the United Methodist church. He has served churches in Ohio, Georgia, and Missouri.
As an Army Chaplain he served at the U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Third Brigade of Third Armored Division, Friedberg, West Germany; The Soldier Support Center, Fort Harrison, Indiana, and his last active duty assignment was, School Chaplain, Leadership Branch Chief and Ethics instructor at the U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Chaplain Musgrave retired from the Army in 1995 at the rank of Major.
He worked for Advanced Systems Technology managing the U. S. Army Engineer Center's Computer Battle Simulation Facility. Chaplain Musgrave has served as adjunct faculty, Park College and Columbia College, teaching Ethics and introductory Philosophy Courses.
He came to the New Mexico Military Institute in August 1999 to serve as the Institute Chaplain, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Cadet Counselor. Dan retired from NMMI in 2015 and is enjoying advising NMMI's radio club.
He married to Penny Swisher in 1966. Dan and Penny have one son, Jason a Computer Scientist who resides in Denver, Colorado.
His hobbies are: Amateur Radio, automobile restoration, wood working, fishing and hunting.
Publications: Pamphlet, Marriage in Middletown, 1973, Computer Technology and the Chaplaincy, The Military Chaplain's Review, 1983. Military Leadership and the Just War Tradition, 1989.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two oakleaf clusters, the Army Commendation Metal, the Army Achievement Metal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon and U.S. Army Master Instructor.