How to Become a Military Chaplain

Military Chaplain Job Description

A military chaplain accompanies military personnel around the globe as they perform various missions and acts as their spiritual leader. The military chaplain acts as a preacher, teacher, counselor and citizen soldier, and is often accompanied by a chaplain assistant, who is an enlisted soldier.



Military Chaplain Job Duties

  • Travel with soldiers during various missions
  • Delegate duties to chaplain assistant
  • Act as moral and ethical advisor to soldiers
  • Oversee base and unit religious programs and ensure that religion is exercised freely
  • Work one on one with soldiers and their families to provide spiritual nourishment
  • Take responsibility for the emotional and spiritual well being of the soldiers
  • Provide spiritual and emotional counseling to soldiers



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