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New Keswick director announced

Philip Fogle, 49, has been named director of the Moody Keswick Bible Conference in St. Petersburg.Fogle retired from the U.S. Army in 1989 as a full colonel. According to the Chicago-based Moody Bible Institute, his previous positions include assistant professor of military science at Wheaton College, public affairs officer for the Army at the Pentagon, commander of a security detachment in Vietnam, and company commander in the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he was wounded twice in action.

Fogle graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor's degree in social science and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army infantry.

While in the service, he graduated from the Infantry, Airborne and Ranger schools, the Army Command and Central Staff College, the National Security Management School of the National Defense University, and the Senior Officers in National Security Course of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The son of missionaries in Africa, Fogle has been a choir director, deacon, youth sponsor and for 10 years captain of a battalion in the Christian Service Brigade. Fogle helped start churches in Naperville, Ill., and Springfield, Va., according to Moody Bible Institute.

Fogle succeeds Glenn Pav as director.

New Salvation Army commanding officers

Lt. Col. and Mrs. Robert Bridges will become the new commanding officers of the Salvation Army in St. Petersburg.

They will be installed June 16 at the 10:45 a.m. service at the Citadel, 3800 Ninth Ave. N, by Florida Divisional Commander Lt. Col. John Busby. The service is open to the public.

The Bridges will replace Major and Mrs. Jim Farrell, who were transferred to The Salvation Army Officers Training School in Atlanta.

Lt. Col. Bridges is being transferred to St. Petersburg from Territorial Headquarters in Atlanta, where he has been social services secretary for the Southern States. Betty Bridges served as territorial consultant for services to the aging and volunteer services.

The Bridges have been Salvation Army officers for 37 years and have been commanding officers of the Salvation Army in Clearwater and Orlando. They also served on the staff of the Salvation Army International College of Officers in London.