Father Linsky graduates from Air War College

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Chaplain, Lt. Col. Gary S. Linsky, a priest of the Diocese of Charleston and an active-duty U.S. Air Force chaplain, recently graduated from Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama.  

He received a master’s degree in strategic studies.

Father Linsky is the first Catholic priest selected to attend this program in-residence in a number of years, he said in an e-mail to The Miscellany.  

The priest was awarded his diploma from Air University Commandant, Maj. Gen. Stephen Miller.  

Air War College is the Air Force’s capstone educational program for senior lieutenant colonels and colonels and includes members of all branches of service as well as international fellows from over 30 allied nations.  

Father Linsky now serves as staff chaplain for the Plans and Programs Division of the Office of the Chief of Chaplains at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.  

Father Linsky has had past assignments to minister to U.S. troops in Japan and the Middle East.