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Eileen O'Hickey Norrington

Eileen O'Hickey Norrington, American military officer, chaplain. Named Outstanding Young Women of America, 1982, Military Woman of the Year Naval Air Station, Norfolk, 1983, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California, 1987, Military Member of Year, Naval Submarine Base, Groton, 1990.


  • Norrington, Eileen O'Hickey was born on August 10, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of James William and Doris Violet (Smith) Hickey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, University New Hampshire, 1974. Master of Divinity, Andover Newton Theological School, 1978.


    • Commissioned lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1978, advanced through grades to captain, 1996. Chaplain Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida, 1978-1980. Chaplain, retreat facilitator Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Organization, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980-1982.

      Pastoral counseling resident Portsmouth (Virginia) Naval Hospital, 1982-1983. Chaplain Naval Air Station, Norfolk, 1983-1985, Naval Support Facility, Diego Garcia, 1985-1986, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, 1986-1988. Command chaplain Naval Submarine School, Groton, Connecticut, 1989-1992, United States Ship Emory S. Land, 1992-1994.

      Policy branch head chief chaplains office Business Naval Personnel, Washington, 1994-1996. Staff chaplain Naval Security Group Command, Fort Meade, Maryland, 1996-1998. Deputy claimant chaplain Commander Naval Reserve Forces, 1998—2001.

      Member national staff, minister for authorization and endorsement United Church Christ, since 2001. Reiki minister, teacher, practitioner, since 2003.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: United Church of Christ


    Member American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters, National Organization of Women, Women in Military Service, Military Chaplain Association, International Association Women Ministers (life, trustee 2003), Women Officers Professional Association, International Association Reiki Professionals.



    Walking, reading, needlecrafts, motorcycle travel, ballroom dance.


    • Married Dennis Bartley Kelly, September 4, 1965 (divorced April 1971). Children: Sean Patrick, Brian Scott. Married Giles Roderick Norrington, July 9, 1988.

      Stepchildren: Keeley Norrington Hunt, Giles Roderick Junior.
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    Born August 10, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1974
      University New Hampshire
    • 1978
      Andover Newton Theological School
    • 1978 - 1980
      chaplain Naval Training Center
      Orlando, Florida, United States
    • 1978
      Commissioned lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy
    • 1980 - 1982
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1982 - 1983
      pastoral counsel, engineering resident Portsmouth (Virginia) Naval Hospital
    • 1983 - 1985
      chaplain Naval Air Station
      Norfolk, United Kingdom
    • 1985 - 1986
      chaplain Naval Air Station
    • 1986 - 1988
      chaplain Naval Air Station
      Camp Pendleton, California, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      command chaplain Naval Submarine School
      Groton, Connecticut, United States
    • 1992 - 1994
      command chaplain Naval Submarine School
    • 1994 - 1996
      policy branch head, chief chaplains office Business Naval Personnel
      Washington, United States
    • 1996 - 1998
      staff chaplain Naval Security Group Command
      Fort Meade, Florida, United States
    • 1996
      Commissioned lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy
    • 1998 - 2001
      deputy claimant chaplain Commander Naval Reserve Forces
    • 2001
      member, ization and endorsement United Church Christ
    • 2001
      minister for author, ization and endorsement United Church Christ
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