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Chaplain

Overview: The Air Force Reserve Chaplain Corps exists to ensure the free exercise of religion. Chaplains provide ministry to reservists and their families, and serve a pluralistic population while remaining true to individual faith traditions.

Position:  OfficerAFSC: 52RX

Specific Tasks:

  • Develop plans and policies relative to organization and management of chaplain activities 
  • Conduct worship services, liturgies and rites 
  • Provide counseling, pastoral care, visitation, religious education, morale programs, spiritual renewal, lay leadership programs and humanitarian outreach opportunities 
  • Supervise administration and fiscal control of Chaplain Service functions 
  • Maintain ecclesiastical liaison with religious officials and submit required reports

Requirements:

  • Completion of 120 semester hours of undergraduate credit at an institution meeting requirements of DoD Directive 1304.19. 
  • Master of Divinity or equivalent theological degree,  or 3 years of equivalent resident graduate study according to DoD Directive 1304.19. 
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement from a faith group recognized by the DoD Armed Forces Chaplains Board 
  • Be less than 40 years old at time of appointment. Those with prior military service must be less than 42 at time of appointment.

Training:

  • For those without a prior military service commission, the first step is completion of Commissioned Officer Training (COT). This 5 week course in located at Maxwell AFB, AL will familiarize you with military life and your role as an officer.

 

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