Father Louis V. Iasiello, OFM has been appointed a Siena College Franciscan Scholar in Residence. Father Louis retired from the Navy as the 23rd Chief of Navy Chaplains (Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard) in 2006 with the rank of Rear Admiral (2 Stars). Right after his retirement he was appointed President of the Washington Theological Union; two years later he was appointed co-chair of a Federal Task Force by the Secretary of Defense. In 2010, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy assigned Father Louis to the nation’s only pontifical seminary, the Pontifical College Josephinum. He was appointed Professor in the School of Theology and the Institutional Director of Pastoral Formation. For the past two years he filled an additional post as the Executive Director of the Josephinum Diaconate Institute, a national program providing online intellectual formation and graduate programs in theology in English and Spanish for dioceses throughout the United States and overseas. Father Louis holds a B.A. in History from Saint Bonaventure University, an M.S. in Education from Niagara University, he is a distinguished military graduate of the Naval War College where he earned an MA degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and was awarded a Ph.D. in the Humanities from Salve Regina University. In 2002 Father Louis was invited to participate in Harvard University’s Executive Education program. He has lectured and written extensively on the ethics of war and leadership.