Chaplain Soussan completed his Master’s degree in Heidelberg, Germany, holding an MA from the College of Jewish Studies in Heidelberg with a minor in Constitutional Law from the University of Heidelberg. Colonel Soussan holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Sussex, England, and received his Rabbinic ordination from the Midrash Sfaradi in Jerusalem, Israel. He is endorsed by the Aleph Institute in Bal Harbour, Florida. He has authored and co- authored several academic books and articles and is fluent in German, French and Hebrew.
Since commissioning as a US Army chaplain and entering active duty in September 2002, Chaplain Soussan’s assignments have included: Battalion Chaplain, 2nd Battalion 2nd Field Artillery, Fort Sill, OK; Battalion Chaplain, Menwith Hill MI Battalion (P), United Kingdom; Battalion Chaplain, 54th Signal Battalion, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait from where he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan; Instructor/Writer at the United States Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, SC; Garrison Jewish Chaplain and Instructor at the Military Academy, West Point, NY; Chaplain for the 201st Expeditionary MI Brigade at JBLM, WA; Brigade Chaplain of the 1st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade in South Korea and Deputy Garrison Chaplain of USAG Bavaria and Senior Jewish Chaplain in Europe. He currently serves as Assistant Professor and Military Ethics Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He is married to Amy Soussan, M.D. and they have three daughters, one son and three grandsons.