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Chaplain , Military officer

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.


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.


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.


  • Other Interests

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


Children: Sean Patrick, Brian Scott.

Stepchildren: Keeley Norrington Hunt, Giles Roderick Junior.