What is 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.



Typical 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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