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LT Len Driskell

Chaplain of D7 Sectors Charleston & Jacksonville

photo of LT Len DriskellMy primary goal is to serve the Coasties and their families in Sectors Charleston and Jacksonville, including all civilian employees, by providing pastoral care through the presence and love of God, meeting people in their specific needs. My job is to care for people in both times of extreme grief and pain and in times of joy and triumph, and anywhere in between.

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LT Len Driskell, CHC, USN
Sector Chaplain
USCG Sector Charleston & Sector Jacksonville


A native of LaGrange, Texas, Chaplain Driskell earned his Bachelor of Arts from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, in 1999. He worked in Human Resources and later as a minister for several years before earning his Master of Divinity from ACU in 2008.

After being commissioned as a Chaplain Candidate Program Officer, May, 2005, Driskell attended the Introductory Course at the Naval Chaplains School in Newport, Rhode Island. Over three summers, he completed OJTs at Camp Lejuene, Naval Station Great Lakes, and the Surface Force Ministry Center at Naval Station Norfolk, respectively. Driskell was commissioned to Active Duty status as a Chaplain in August, 2008, and immediately attended Officer Development School and the Naval Chaplain Basic Course.

Chaplain Driskell, reported to the CNSLMC (then the SFMC) upon graduation from the Chaplain School, serving as a Staff Chaplain. In 2009 he completed a six-month deployment onboard the USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) as the ship’s chaplain, during which he lead almost 1,000 man-hours of Community Relations Projects and was promoted to Lieutenant.

In October, 2009, he was assigned as the Chaplain for DESRON TWO. In 2011 he completed a seven-month deployment with the ENTERPRISE STRIKE GROUP, serving in both Sixth and Fifth Fleets in four different CDS TWO DDGs, USS BARRY (DDG 52), USS STOUT (DDG 55), USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), and USS MASON (DDG 87). While at the CNSLMC, Driskell was also assigned as the Training Officer.

In April, 2012, Chaplain Driskell reported to USCG Sector Charleston as the Sector Chaplain for both Sector Charleston and Sector Jacksonville.

Chaplain Driskell has been married to Kara Watson for more than ten years. The couple makes Hanahan, SC their home along with their daughters, Rachel, Bethany, and Naomi, and their son, Sheamus.

Chaplain Driskell awards include a Navy Achievement Medal and Navy Commendation Medal.