Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben, U.S. Navy (Ret)

Chaplain Margaret Kibben

Presently serving as the 61st Chaplain of the House of Representatives, she was elected by House Membership and sworn in by the Speaker of the House on 3 January 2021.

A Navy chaplain for 35 years, Rear Admiral (ret) Margaret Grun Kibben, her Navy and Marine Corps assignments were comprised of tours up and down the east coast, a quick trip out west, and several deployments, to include Afghanistan. Rear Admiral Kibben was the U.S. Navy’s 26th Chief Chaplains, and the 18th Chaplain of the Marine Corps and Deputy Chief of Chaplains.

A native of Warrington, Pennsylvania, Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Goucher College, Towson, Maryland and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, and a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Kibben served as a senior fellow, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

Following her retirement, Margaret established Virtue In Practice, LLC, a business dedicated to moral, ethical, and spiritual executive leader advisement. She also served as a consultant to the Department of the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.

Dr. Kibben serves on both military and civilian boards and is a Faculty Associate for Arizona State University’s Master of Arts program in International Affairs and Leadership.