Dr. Shon Neyland enlisted in the military in 1984 as a Logistic Management Specialist. He was commissioned as an officer in 1991. Upon commissioning,. Dr. Neyland served as a Nuclear Missile Launch Operator and in Space Operations. Dr. Neyland was licensed into the ministry in 1988, ordained in 1990 with the Church of God in Christ and became an Air Force Chaplain in 1999. He has pastored several large congregations and at one time was the Senior Pastor of the largest worship service in the Air Force with over 5,000 in attendance weekly. Dr. Neyland is a Colonel in the Air Force and serves as the Command Chaplain for Pacific Air Forces where he is responsible for advising leaders and ensuring the spiritual care of over 46,000 people at nine installations. A true patriot who loves serving God and people, he honed his skills over the years and has taught and literally preached around the globe.
As a motivational and inspirational speaker, his words have brought hope, spiritual renewal, and increased faith to tens of thousands of military members, their families. In fact, he has conducted over 50 marriage retreats and counseled over 4,000 individuals and couples, providing personal well-being and marital insights. Dr. Neyland has authored four books including, Loving When You Don’t Feel Like It and his latest book, The Courage to Stand: A New America.. Dr. Neyland has garnered seven (7) Academic degrees including; an Associates of Science degree in Logistics Management, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, a Master of Arts in Religion Degree, a Master of Divinity degree (equivalency), a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling, a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategy, and a Doctor of Ministry degree. He has also received over 100 distinguished awards and decorations throughout his career for outstanding service to his nation.