Title: Auxiliary Bishop
Company: Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
Location: Coronado, California, United States
Most Reverend Neal James Buckon, Auxiliary Bishop at Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious services.
Since 2011, Rev. Buckon has been a tenured auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese for Military Services (AMS), USA headquartered in Washington, D.C. Prior, he was a chaplain in Iraq and Korea with the Chaplain Corps & Archdiocese for Military Services USA, with assignments in the United States, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia and Germany, from 1996 to 2010, as well as a parochial vicar at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Southern Euclid, Ohio in 1995 and 1996. Ordained a priest by the Diocese of Cleveland in 1995 and ordained a bishop in 2011, Rev. Buckon initially served as an infantry officer and transportation officer in the U.S. Army from 1975 to 1982, with posts in Germany, England and Denmark. He notably holds a Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab U.S. Army.
Abundantly educated, Rev. Buckon earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from John Carroll University in 1975, along with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Borromeo College. He later attained a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in church history from St. Mary’s Seminary. Upon reflection, Rev. Buckon attributes his vast career success to divine providence, the example and love of family and friends, Catholic education, faith formation and a good work ethic. Presently, he holds membership with the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Knights of Columbus, Catholic War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Association of the United States Army and U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Association. Looking ahead, he intends to continue to oversee Catholic-specific ministry in 71 chapels, six hospitals, and two prisons on Department of Defense Installations in 17 states. To attest to his legacy, Rev. Buckon is also listed in the 66th through 70th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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