The US Army Chaplain Support specialist is a position for people that enjoy working with Servicemembers and their families. If you are a caring and empathetic person that deals with people well then this may be a job well suited to you. A Chaplain is a person who is responsible for caring for the well being and spiritual and emotional health of others, soldiers and their families and dependants. Serving as a support staff for a chaplain is a challenging and rewarding career choice. The Army active duty Chaplain can often have a parish or congregation of as many as 1,500 people, all of whom are supported and ministered to by the Chaplain an the chaplain support staff.
The Chaplain in the Army observes and oversees support and spiritual care for the personnel in their parish or unit, no matter where the troops are assigned, deployed or stationed. For this specific reason the Army Chaplain is considered one of the personnel that is critical to the mission of a particular Army facility or Army base. The Army Chaplain does not possess nor do they participate in weapons training. Chaplain assistants are an important part of the ministry Army Team unit. Each Army Chaplain represents a specific religious denomination or religious belief system. A chaplain advises and gives support to commanding officers and their senior staff, on all matters pertaining to morale, morals, religion and ceremonial observation. A chaplain begins straight away as a Staff Officer, and is a member of the Commanders special staff. The Chaplain serves in the Army as part of a Unit Ministry Team. The Assistant to the Chaplain is a enlisted person who is tasked with the personal support, security and protection of the Chaplain. The assistant to the Chaplain receive specific training in the areas that the chaplain needs support in. Some of the duties common to the Chaplain is overseeing and supervising religious education, special events and counseling sessions. The position of Army chaplain supervises the spiritual care and support of the Army and civilian personnel in their parish or group. Chaplains and their support staff serve at funerals, military events, military functions, weddings and memorials, and dealing with other types of soldier support and emotional counseling as necessary to support the Army mission.
Being a Chaplain requires a special person with a unique calling in life. Serving as an Army Chaplain is a job that reflects how different and diverse the religious community can be.