He earned his Masters of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and did post graduate work in Organizational Management at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and earned a Masters in National Security Studies from the Naval War College Newport, RI. Prior to entering the Navy, Chaplain Tubley was a campus minister with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, worked in two Fortune 500 corporations, served as an associate pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and was a staff chaplain at a Level I trauma center in Orlando, Florida.
Chaplain Tubley’s duty as a Navy Chaplain includes tours with First Battalion First Marines Camp Pendleton, California, First Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Camp Pendleton, California, Naval Station Rota, Spain, First Battalion Tenth Marines Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Headquarters Battalion Second Marine Division Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During his tour in Coast Guard District 17 Juneau, Alaska, Chaplain Tubley designed a resiliency enhancement curriculum utilized with all 2200 Coast Guard personnel in Alaska from 2001 to 2004.
While with the Spiritual Fitness Division (CREDO) Navy Region Northwest Bremerton, WA Chaplain Tubley conducted spiritual enhancement, personal growth and marriage enrichment retreats for Navy personnel in the greater Washington state area from 2004-2007. In 2006, in conjunction with 6 Seconds, Chaplain Tubley designed, developed and delivered a Professional Development Training Workshop, the “Inside Path to Change” on organizational change and Emotional Intelligence. More than 25 instructors were trained by Chaplain Tubley to deliver this workshop to 900 Navy Chaplains worldwide.
In 2007, Chaplain Tubley served as the representative of the Naval Chaplain School in designing and developing a week long follow on course to the 2006 workshop. The “Ministry Tools for Times of Change” delivered by 6 Seconds personnel focused on advanced skills for chaplains as change agents within the Navy.
From 2007 to 2009 Chaplain Tubley was a member of the pre-commissioning crew of the USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD-8) setting up all the spiritual and religious programs aboard this new ship and caring for its 1,000 member crew. In 2009 Chaplain Tubley reported in as Director, Professional Development Naval Chaplaincy School and Center Fort Jackson, SC to oversee the design, development and delivery of all Navy Chaplain Professional Development Training Courses and Workshops.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 gold stars), the Navy Commendation Medal (w/2 gold stars) and an Air Force Achievement Medal. Chaplain Tubley was the 2003 Coast Guard recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Military Chaplains Association. Chaplain Tubley is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America.