Set Screen Reader On Set Screen Reader Off
Need Help
Feedback
Products
Tools for Service Providers

Chaplain Service Regulations and Orders


Army

Army Regulation (AR) 165-1, "Army Chaplain Corps Activities," December 3, 2009 This Regulation prescribes policies on Total Army religious support activities, religious ministries, chaplain and chaplain assistant personnel, chaplain recruitment, the Chaplain Candidate Program, policy development, mobilization and readiness, training, moral leadership, management of information, logistics, and resources.

Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA PAM) 165-3, "Chaplain Training Strategy," September 1, 1998 This Pamphlet provides a training and education strategy for chaplains, identifies the Chief of Chaplain's vision and training philosophy, outlines the functions of different components and their organizations in ensuring the training is provided, and describes the ways chaplain training and education is delivered in the Army.

DA PAM 165-17, "Chaplain Personnel Management," May 11, 1998 This Pamphlet describes the specific procedures, guidelines, and references required to implement policy for management of personnel in the Chaplain Branch of the United States Army. It describes how chaplains on active duty are accessioned, entered, retained, trained, assigned, promoted, and released.

DA PAM 165-18, "Chaplaincy Resources Management," January 21, 2000 This Pamphlet describes the specific procedures, guidelines, and references required to implement policy for management of resources in the Chaplain Branch of the United States Army. It describes how resources such as funds, facilities, manpower, and property are managed, safeguarded, and accounted for.

Field Manual (FM) 1-05, "Religious Support," April 2003 This Manual establishes the Army's definitive doctrine for the execution of comprehensive religious support across the full spectrum of operations. (Access to this document requires Army Knowledge Online (AKO) login.)

Marine Corps

Marine Corps Order (MCO) 1730.6D, "Command Religious Programs in the Marine Corps," September 29, 1997 This Order establishes policies, responsibilities, and procedures for providing religious ministry in the Marine Corps.

MCO P3500.44A, "Religious Ministry Team (RMT) Training and Readiness Manual," July 20, 2005 This Order establishes training standards, regulations, and policies regarding the training of Navy chaplains and religious program specialists (RP) assigned to the Marine Corps.

Secretary of the Navy Instruction (SECNAVINST) 1730.7D, "Religious Ministry within the Department of the Navy," August 8, 2008 This Instruction implements policy and procedures for religious ministry in the Department of the Navy.

SECNAVINST 1730.9, "Confidential Communications to Chaplains," February 7, 2008 This Instruction provides policy on confidential communications to Navy chaplains.

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 1730.10, "Chaplain Advisement and Liaison," January 23, 2009 This Instruction provides policy on the role of chaplains as advisors to commands and their derivative tasks as command liaisons.

Chief of Chaplains Instruction (COCINST) 1110.1H, "Chaplain Appointment and Retention Eligibility Advisory Group," May 8, 2007 This Instruction establishes the Chaplain Appointment and Retention Eligibility (CARE) Advisory Group and defines its membership, responsibilities, and procedures.

Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) 1730-010, "Use of Lay Leaders in Religious Services,"  August 1, 2006 This Manual provides policy, qualifications and training, terms of appointment, and responsibilities governing religious services conducted by lay leaders.

MILPERSMAN 1731-010, "Religious Observances," August 1, 2006 This Manual provides policy and examples of religious observances in the Navy and Marine Corps.

Fleet Marine Force Manual (FMFM) 3-6, "Religious Ministries in the Fleet Marine Force," August 29, 1989 This Manual sets forth the doctrine, procedures, and policies concerning the commander's program of religious ministries in the Fleet Marine Force.

FMFM 3-61, "Ministry in Combat," June 22, 1992 This Manual sets forth the doctrine, procedures, and policies that provide a comprehensive program of religious ministries integrating the roles of the chaplain and his or her assistant in combat.

Navy

SECNAVINST 1730.7D, "Religious Ministry within the Department of the Navy," August 8, 2008 This Instruction implements policy and procedures for religious ministry in the Department of the Navy.

SECNAVINST 1730.9, "Confidential Communications to Chaplains," February 7, 2008 This Instruction provides policy on confidential communications to Navy chaplains.

OPNAVINST 1730.1E, "Religious Ministry in the Navy," April 25, 2012 This Instruction provides for the free exercise of religion for all Navy service members, their families, and all other authorized personnel and establishes policy and assigns responsibility for providing religious ministry within the Navy.

COCINST 1110.1H, "Chaplain Appointment and Retention Eligibility Advisory Group," May 8, 2007 This Instruction establishes the Chaplain Appointment and Retention Eligibility (CARE) Advisory Group and defines its membership, responsibilities, and procedures.

MILPERSMAN 1730-010, "Use of Lay Leaders in Religious Services," August 1, 2006 This Manual provides policy, qualifications and training, terms of appointment, and responsibilities governing religious services conducted by lay leaders.

MILPERSMAN 1731-010, "Religious Observances," August 1, 2006 This Manual provides policy and examples of religious observances in the Navy and Marine Corps.

FMFM 3-6, "Religious Ministries in the Fleet Marine Force," August 29, 1989 This Manual sets forth the doctrine, procedures, and policies concerning the commander's program of religious ministries in the Fleet Marine Force.

FMFM 3-61, "Ministry in Combat," June 22, 1992 This Manual sets forth the doctrine, procedures, and policies that provide a comprehensive program of religious ministries integrating the roles of the chaplain and his or her assistant in combat.

Navy Warfare Publication (NWP) 1-05, "Religious Ministry in the US Navy," August 2003 This Publication establishes the guiding principles for the provision of religious ministry to Navy forces and provides the framework for the religious ministry tasks and activities across the range of military operations.

Air Force

Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 52-1, "Chaplain Service," October 2, 2006 This Directive establishes policy for active duty, Air Reserve Component, and civilian personnel in fulfilling the mission of the Chaplain Service.

Air Force Instruction (AFI) 52-101, "Planning and Organizing," December 5, 2013 This Instruction directs procedures that ensure the Air Force Chaplain Service is structured and organized to meet mission requirements.

AFI 52-102 Volume I, "Chaplain Professional Development," August 19, 2013 This Instruction describes the process for designating officers as chaplains and outlines the structure and programs for chaplain professional development.

AFI 52-102 Volume II, "Chaplain Assistant Professional Development," August 1, 2012 This Instruction describes the process for accessing chaplain assistants and outlines the structure and programs for chaplain assistant professional development.

AFI 52-104, "Chaplain Corps Readiness," August 30, 2012, Incorporating Change 1, September 4, 2013 This Instruction directs procedures to ensure that the Air Force Chaplain Service and A19, Air Reserve Component are structured and organized to meet mission requirements.

AFI 52-105 Volume I, "Chaplain Service Resourcing, Appropriated Funds," July 10, 2013 This Instruction directs procedures that ensure that the Air Force Chaplain Service is structured and organized to meet mission requirements.

AFI 52-105 Volume II, "Chapel Tithes and Offerings Fund (CTOF)," July 18, 2013 This Instruction establishes policy, procedures, and guidelines that apply to all CTOF administration while using the Chaplain Service Accounting System (CSAS). It does not apply to Air Force Reserve Command or Air National Guard units.

AFI 52-105 Volume III, "Chaplain Service Resourcing: Chapel Tithes and Offerings Fund Purchase Card," April 28, 2008 This Instruction establishes responsibilities, authorities, and procedures for purchasing with the CTOF Purchase Card.

AFI 52-105 Volume IV, "Chaplain Service Contracts," April 10, 2008 This Instruction establishes policy, procedures, and guidelines for contracting religious support to supplement Chaplain Service programs.

AFI 52-106, "Religious Professional Scholarship Program," June 21, 2013 This Instruction describes the process for designating officers as chaplains and outlines the structure and programs for chaplain accession and professional development. This instruction applies to active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard.

Coast Guard

Commandant Instruction (COMDTINST) M1730.4B, "Religious Ministries within the Coast Guard," August 30, 1994 This Instruction promulgates policy and assigns responsibilities for religious ministries within the Coast Guard.


THE LATEST

Non-Medical Counseling- The Latest Non-medical counseling provided by military and family life counselors and Military OneSource is confidential, short-term counseling for active duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families. All eligible individuals may receive up to 12 sessions per issue face-to-face, online or telephonically at no cost.


Woman sitting behind desk with notepad speaking to man in uniform Medical and non-medical counseling can be easily confused. Medical counseling consists of treatment for issues where a diagnosis can be made, such as depression, substance abuse or post-traumatic stress disorder. Non-medical counseling covers an array of topics, including stress management, problem solving and communication skills. More information about the counseling Military OneSource provides can be found in our Confidential Non-Medical Counseling Options for Service Members and Families article.

INSTALLATION PROGRAM DIRECTORY

RSS FEED

All RSS

Stay up to date on all things related to Service Proviers.
Subscribe to the Service Provider RSS feed