Chaplain (COL) David Colwell was born in Bedford Massachusetts in February 1956. He grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts where he graduated from high school. In 1978, Chaplain Colwell graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Political Science. In 1984, he graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a Masters of Divinity degree. In 2002, he graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, DC with a Masters in World Politics. Chaplain Colwell entered active duty in 1984. Chaplain Colwell’s awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters.