/”The Navy Chaplain Corps boasts more than 800 Navy Chaplains from more than 100 different faith groups, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and many others. Each Chaplain is also a Navy Officer, meaning each holds an important leadership role. #GDJULYChaplains offer everything from faith leadership, to personal advice, to much-needed solace – all while living up to the guiding principles of the Chaplain Mission:Providing religious ministry and support to those of your own faithFacilitating the religious requirements of those from all faithsCaring for all servicemembers and their families, including those subscribing to no specific faithAdvising the command in ensuring the free exercise of religionAs a Navy Chaplain, your job spans a broad range of duties. You will support fellow servicemembers during their most joyful moments, and during their most difficult. Your responsibilities might include:Conduct worship services in a variety of settingsPerform religious rites and ceremonies such as weddings, funeral services and baptismsCounsel individuals who seek guidanceOversee religious education programs, such as Sunday school and youth groupsVisit and provide spiritual guidance and care to hospitalized personnel and/or their family membersTrain lay leaders who conduct religious education programsPromote attendance at religious services, retreats and conferencesAdvise leaders at all levels regarding morale, ethics and spiritual well-beingA candidate seeking to serve as a Navy Chaplain and Officer must:Have a bachelor’s degree from a qualified four-year undergraduate educational institutionHave a graduate degree in theological or related studies from an accredited educational institution (note that a qualifying degree program requires no fewer than 72 semester hours or 108 quarter hours of graduate-level work with 2/3 of those course hours completed in residence; also note that related studies may include graduate courses in pastoral counseling, social work, religious administration and similar disciplines when one-half of the earned credits include topics in general religion, world religions, the practice of religion, theology, religious philosophy, religious ethics and/or the foundational writings from the applicant’s religious tradition)Have two years of full-time religious leadership experience that’s compatible with the duties of a Religious Ministry Professional (RMP) in their respective Religious Organizations (RO) and relevant to the settings of military chaplaincyMust be able to obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement from a religious faith organization registered with the Department of Defense.General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving, whether youve served before or whether youve never served before.To learn more and see if you qualify to serve as a Navy Chaplain, please call 855-###-####/”

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