The Salvation Army
Mar 13, 2019 12:15 PM
Major Linda Markiewicz
The Salvation Army

Linda Markiewicz graduated from Briar Cliff College with a degree in Fine Arts and was commissioned and ordained as a Salvation Army officer in 1981. She served as a corps officer (pastor) in the USA Eastern Territory before being transferred to the USA Western Territory to be nearer her family, and served for 10 years at the School for Officers’ Training (Seminary in Rancho Palos Verdes)  in five different appointments, the last being Assistant Principal. 

The Army then sent her to International Headquarters for almost four years as the Under Secretary for the Americas and Caribbean, which gave her a much wider perspective and appreciation for the work and ministry of The Army throughout the world. She was  then appointed to Territorial Headquarters in Long Beach as the Assistant Secretary for Personnel where each day was a learning experience. She came to know the officers on the field and the challenges they face. Wanting a more hands-on ministry, she then served as the director of Territorial Officer Care and Development (Pastoral Care) and after that an appointment in beautiful Hawaii as second in command.

She was surprised when told to pack her bags again and report to a new appointment as Assistant Principal/Education Director for the International College for Officers in London, where she helped to train officers from all over the world. After four years she came “home” and served as Divisional Commander (leader) in Del Oro, (Sacramento and beyond) and then Sierra del Mar (San Diego and the surrounding four counties).

In 2011 she was appointed Assistant National Chief Secretary at National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia where she learned the inner workings of The Army throughout all of USA, and SAWSO (Salvation Army World Service Office, our response to provide sources of funding our Global Army ministries).

In 2012 she returned to the Army’s Territorial Headquarters in Long Beach as the Territorial Secretary for Leadership Development. In 2015, nearing retirement, she asked to be returned to “the field” and was granted an appointment in Redondo Beach, Ca as Corps Officer (pastor) for English ministries and Administrator of the Mindeman Senior Residence. She is now retired, but still serves as chaplain and part-time manager for the residence.