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Chaplains are the military’s religious leaders. They are responsible for tending to the spiritual and moral well-being of service members and their families. The chaplain’s responsibilities include performing religious rites, conducting worship services and providing confidential counseling. They also advise commanders on religious, spiritual and moral matters.
Chaplains are commissioned officers stationed wherever there are military members, including combat environments. They have an important role in the commander’s program for operational stress control.
Chaplain team responsibilities
The chaplain team includes chaplain assistants and religious program specialists. Both are enlisted personnel. The team’s obligations to service members and their families include:
- Conducting worship and administering sacraments
- Performing other religious ceremonies and services
- Visiting with service members
- Developing religious education programs and religious youth activities
- Conducting seminars and retreats
- Accompanying service members into combat
- Providing combat stress support
- Advising commanders on religious and moral matters
- Counseling service members and their families
Chaplains are not typically licensed clinical counselors. However, they adhere to absolute confidentiality and are prepared to help people with many life challenges, including:
- Work-related issues
- Combat stress
- Marriage and family
- Substance abuse
Find contact information for your installation chaplain on your installation website or by visiting MilitaryINSTALLATIONS. Select “Chapels” in the program or service section.