Spotlight: Chaplin (Capt.) Gerardo Rodriguez Published Feb. 25, 2022 By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Spotlight: Chaplin (Capt.) Gerardo Rodriquez Capt. Gerardo Rodriguez, Chaplain, 88th Air Base Wing Photo Details / Download Hi-Res WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Name and rank: Capt. Gerardo Rodriguez Duty title: Chaplain Unit of assignment: Chaplain’s Office, 88th Air Base Wing What do you do at Wright-Patt? I am a chaplain at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I am responsible for tending the spiritual and moral well-being of our base population. Why are you and your job important to the Air Force and WPAFB? I am a rabbi, a clergy leader in the Jewish faith. I am able to help Jewish personnel remember their faith and heritage. As chaplains, we are important because we help commanders take care of a couple of sides of their people that sometimes they aren’t able to see, the relational and spiritual sides. Because we offer 100% confidential counseling (we do not report anything), we are able to help people deal with adversity and tap into their own spiritual strengths to assist in their work-life balance. Also, we are the subject-matter experts in advising our commanders on matters of religion, ethics and morals. But most importantly, we are the leading voice in matters pertaining to spiritual resilience.