Chaplain (Brigadier General) Kenneth "Ed" Brandt became the Senior Army National Guard Chaplain & Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Army National Guard on 01 FEB 2017. Ordained as a Presbyterian Minister on 26 JUN 1985 in Philadelphia PA, he received a Direct Commission from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard on 04 FEB 1989. Chaplain (Brigadier General) Kenneth "Ed" Brandt has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and as an Army National Guard Staff Chaplain. Prior to that position he was the State Chaplain for the Delaware National Guard.