Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben
Chief of Navy Chaplains, United States Navy

Rear Admiral Margaret  Kibben
Margaret Grun Kibben was born and raised in Warrington, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia.

Chaplain Kibben entered active duty in the United States Navy in 1986 and has enjoyed assignments with the Marines at Quantico and Camp Lejeune and Navy assignments at the Naval Academy, the USS San Diego (AFS-6), the Chaplain Resource Board in Norfolk, VA, and the U.S. Third Fleet in San Diego.  She deployed as the Command Chaplain, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan.  Upon her return, Chaplain Kibben reported to the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains, first serving as the Director for Force Structure and Community Management, then as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Navy Chaplains, and subsequently as the Chaplain of the Marine Corps/Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains.  In 2014, Rear Admiral Kibben assumed her duties as the 26th Chief of Navy Chaplains.

A graduate of Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, Chaplain Kibben also received her Masters of Divinity and her Doctorate of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey.  She served as a Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and holds a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.   Her personal awards include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), and the Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards).

Chaplain Kibben is married to Lieutenant Colonel Timothy J. Kibben, USMC (Retired). They reside in Alexandria, Virginia, with their daughter Lindsay Elizabeth.