Captain Campbell was born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and raised in a Navy family across the Eastern/Southeastern United States and in Italy. He entered the Naval Academy in the summer of 1980 and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 1984. He attended Navy Nuclear Power School and served on Navy ships for 7 years.
In the summer of 1991 Captain Campbell transferred to the US Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He completed a Masters Degree in Engineering/ Civil Engineering in the summer of 1996 at the University of Florida. He spent 21 years stationed across the Southeastern United States, the Gulf Coast, and overseas in Bermuda and Italy building and maintaining facilities for the US Navy and Marine Corps. He retired from the Navy after 32 years service in the summer of 2012. He is currently working as the Director of Facilities for Haverford College, Haverford PA.
Captain Campbell has been married to his wife Ann Marie for 25 years. They have two children, Elizabeth (graduated Chestnut Hill College 2012) and Joseph (junior, Saint Joseph’s University). He enjoys reading, playing golf, and building model trains.
Growing up in a Navy family and then serving for 32 years myself I have always attended services with Navy Chaplain priests. I have always been impressed with their sense of duty and self-sacrifice in serving our military community. I have known many outstanding Navy Chaplain priests and when Archbishop Broglio asked me to participate in the effort to promote Father Capodanno’s Cause for Sainthood I told him I would be happy to help in any way I could.