Joel A Hassell

Retired: 1 Janary 1977

 

Wife: Mary

Children: David, Bob, Joel, Terry, Jennifer, Jocelyn, Debbie, Jonelle, JerylLyn, Joseph, David-Joel, Michael

Grandchildren: Brian, David, Michael, Laura, Kathy, Rosco, Dawson, Erin, Joel, Lyam, Alea, Chrisy, Stephanie, Brandon, Jocelyn, Tim, Ariana, David, Michael, Peter, Steven, Brenna, Anthony, Ashley, Alex, Aaron, Jason, Phyllip, Aleq, Hannah, Leah, Noah, Jonah, Judah, Talitha, Gabriel, Zachariah, Jacob, Isaiah, Abrianah, Elijah, Jonessa, Ivy, Jodan, Jonah, David

Great Grandchildren: Jasmine, Kayla, Jay, Starla, Allisa, Zola, Breanna, Victoria, Theresa, Hayden

1956 Graduate from High School and enter Air Force
1957 Technical School, Special Weapons Maintenance
1958-60 Operational Assignments
1961 OCS
1961-63 Keesler AFB, Radar Maintenance Officer Course
Computer Maintenance Officer Course
1963-64 Ft. Lee, VA Computer Maintenance Officer
1965 Bachelor ’ s Degree Math, U. of Neb. Omaha
1965-66 Fr. Lee, VA Chief, Ground CEM Maintenance
1966-1968 MS Engineering, Texas A&M
ABD Engineering, Texas A&M
1968-1970 Eglin AFB, Flight Test Director
1970-72 Wright-Patterson AFB, FTD
1972-74 Wright-Patterson AFB, SCAD Program Office, Chief System Analysis
1974 Armed Forces Staff Collage
1974-77 OJCS, Studies & Analysis
1977-84 BDM Corp, Washington DC
Calspan, Dayton, OH
Arinc, Tustin, CA
1984-85 Cal State, Fullerton Permed
1985-89 Lay Vicar, St. Michael ’s Church
Franciscan School of Theology
1989 Ordained Episcopal Priest
1989-90 Associate Rector, St. Paul ’ s Modesto, CA
1990-94 Vicar, St. Mark ’ s Tracy, CA
Police Chaplain, Tracy PD
1994-03 Rector, Our Saviour, Lake Charles, LA
2003- 2004 Priest-in-Charge, St. Luke ’ s Jennings, L
2004-2009 Rector, Church of the Messiah, Pulaski, TN
2009(July)-present, undecided

Joel remembers:

Day 1 from civil welcome to hell night, being first in our class to perform table gunner duties at the Wing Staff table, having the Group Commander tell me during our second week that if OCS had been a one week program I’d have been first in the class, sweating out graduating after our first exams, graduating!! The thing I remember most was the meaning of ‘ cooperate and graduate. ’ We seem to have done it.