Revised Interim Guidelines Concerning Religious Freedom in the Air Force
AFI 52-105v2 Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFI 52- 105V2, Chapel Tithes and Offering
AFI 52-105v4 Chaplain Service Contracts
AFI 52-105v3 Chaplain Service Resourcing CTOF Purchase Cards
AFI 52-106 Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFI 52- 106, Religious Professional
AFI 52-102v2 Chaplain Assistant Professional Development
AFI 52-105v1 Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFI 52-105V1, Chaplain Service Resourcing,
AFI 52-104 Chaplain Corps Readiness
AFI 52-105v1 Chaplain Service Resourcing, Appropriated Funds
AFI 52-101 Chaplain Planning and Organizing
AF Memo Maintaining Governement Neutrality 2011
AFI 52-102v1 Chaplain Professional Development
NavyTRP 1-05-1 v2010 Religious Ministry Lay Leader
Navy WP 1-05 v2013 Religious Ministry in the Fleet
Navy SECNAVINST 1730-6 v1974 Visits of Civilian Religious Leaders to Military Installations
Navy SECNAVINST 5351-1 v2011 Professional Navy Chaplaincy
Navy SECNAVINST 1730-3G v1989 Employment of Civlian Clergy
Navy Man 15555c v1993 navy Military Funerals
Navy Man 1730-010 v2000 Navy Military Personnel Manual
Navy SECNAVINST 1730-8a v1997 Accomodation of Religious Practices
Navy FMFM 3-61 v1992 Ministry in Combat
Navy FMFM 3-6 v1989 Religious Ministries in the Fleet Marine Corps
If you are considering applying for an appointment as a military chaplain, you are considering one of the most unique spiritual opportunities for ministry available anywhere.
Military chaplains offer a broadly based ministry aimed at meeting the diverse pastoral needs of the pluralistic military community. All chaplains are responsible for supporting both directly and indirectly the Constitutionally mandated free exercise of religion for all members of the Military Services, their family members, and other authorized persons. (Referenced from Department of Defense Directive 1304.19) Every Active Duty, Guard, Reserve or Civil Air Patrol Chaplain is required to receive an ecclesiastical endorsement from his or her own religious organization, no matter which branch of military service is desired. Each chaplain is expected to remain faithful to the tenets of the religious group granting one’s ecclesiastical endorsement. Selection to become a chaplain is competitive and based on the needs of the particular Service Branch to which a person applies.
The basic requirements to become an Active Duty, Reserve, Guard or Civil Air Patrol Chaplain include:
Active Duty Chaplains:
For further questions, contact the Service Branch Chaplaincy you are interested in serving with.
The 2015 Fair Share form and Membership Renewal Form was sent out Endorser Member's address of record in the first week of March, 2015. If you did not receive a print copy of the form, please find it HERE: 2015 Fair Share Form.
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