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Army Chaplain

United States Army - Encino, CA

Salary/Range: $20-40/hr


About this Job
An Army chaplain is a spiritual leader whose influence extends beyond religious support. As an Army chaplain, you are not only a religious leader but also a counselor and a leader with a moral compass for your troops.
The Army Chaplain Corp is religiously diverse, reflecting the diversity of the Army. However, each chaplain ministers according to the tenets of his/her distinctive faith community. Unlike most officers in the Army, the chaplain begins serving as a staff officer immediately.

Job Duties
-Providing advice in matters pertaining to religion, morals, and morale
-Overseeing a full program of religious ministries, including workshops, counseling sessions, religious education and special events
-Officiate at official ceremonies such as military functions, funerals, and memorials

Job Types
-Active Duty (Full-time)
-Army Reserve (Part-time)
-Chaplain Candidate Program*
*When in the Chaplain Candidate Program, candidates are lieutenants, not chaplains, in the Army Reserve. The program is structured to provide experiences and prepare candidates to become a fully-qualified chaplains once the requirements are met. Chaplain candidates can then accession into either Active Duty or Army Reserve.

-A clergy person* in your religious organization; ecclesiastically endorsed
-Qualified spiritually, morally, intellectually and emotionally to serve as a chaplain in the Army
-Sensitive to religious pluralism and able to provide for the free exercise of religion for all military personnel, their family members and civilians who work for the Army
-Possessing a bachelor’s degree (of any major) of no less than 120 semester hours/units
-Pursuing or possessing a graduate degree in theological or religious studies of no less than 72 semester hours/units from an institution accredited by ATS or TRACS**
-Eligible for a Secret security clearance
-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident***
*Chaplain candidates do not have to be clergy person at the start of candidacy, but must be endorsed.
**Chaplain candidates don’t have to have started graduate degree when applying for candidacy, but must show proof of acceptance into graduate school.
***Those with permanent residency/green card are only eligible for Army Reserve (part-time).

Helpful Skills
-Physically fit
-Perform well under physical and mental pressures

Possible benefits include Army housing allowance, tuition assistance, health insurance, retirement plan, and more.

For more information or to see if you qualify to become an Army chaplain, please contact Chaplain (CPT) Michelle Suh, Virtual Chaplain Recruiter at West Chaplain Recruiting Station, at or (818) 307-3591. Looking forward to connecting with you!