The Army National Guard is a community like any other. There is always a need for those interested in working in the Chaplain Corps. As a chaplain, you will not carry a weapon, but you will be charged with the spiritual guidance many enlisted personnel desire. You will operate with a Chaplain Assistant to provide spiritual care.
Whether you enter as a commissioned officer or not will depend on whether you have been ordained as a minister. Those who have will attain the rank Chaplain. Those who have yet to be ordained will attain the rank Chaplain Candidate. Either way, you will have to go through a three month training course to teach you the tasks which will be expected of you. You will also learn to perform your duties in a military setting.
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There are many incentives for those looking to pursue a career as a Chaplain in the United States Army National Guard. You can qualify for an Accession bonus which pays up to $10,000, an affiliation bonus which pays up to $10,000, the Chaplain Loan Repayment Program which pays up to $40,000, Federal Tuition Assistance which pays up to $4,500 per academic year or take advantage of the Montgomery GI Bill.
Whether you choose to stay in the United States Army National Guard or not, you will learn a career which will help to keep you employed for the rest of your life. Find out more about this and other career paths today!
Tanner Davis says
I have a been seriously considering joining the Army National Guard as a Chaplains assistance and everually become a Chaplain. I have already received my Degree from Baptist Bible college with a BA in Intercultural Studies and Bible. I would love the opportunity to speak with a Chaplain and a Chaplains assistant to learn more about these postions.
Dave Harvey says
I am in the California National Guard and have been a chaplain candidate for the past two years. In a few more months I will accession as a chaplain. I would love to have the opportunity to talk to you about the becoming a chaplain and how the chaplain candidate program works. Give me a call at 760-484-2237 or email me at [email protected]
Mary K. Leehan says
I tried to see if I was eligible to join since I’m already ordained just to find out that my certification doesn’t count. I was ordained through the Universal Life Monastery in Seattle Washington and can legally preform services in the United States yet can’t do the same for my country? please email me at [email protected] because I would really like to know.