Spiritual and Emotional Care in Disasters Summit

By Air Force Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh/Released N-NC Chaplain Office

Mr. James Parlier, retired U.S. Navy command master chief, speaks to one of

his slides during his keynote speech at the annual Spiritual and Emotional

Care in Disasters Summit May 24, 2016, at the Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado

Springs, CO.  Parlier was the command master chief assigned to the

guided-missile destroyer U.S.S Cole (DDG-67) on Oct. 12, 2000, when it was

subjected to a terrorist attack while in port in Yemen. His emotional

presentation focused on the terrorist attack that killed 17 Sailors, the

response during and after, and lessons learned.  The annual summit is hosted

by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command

Chaplain Office.