09 Oct '12, 2pm

US Army Doctrine on Religious Support to Soldiers

US Army Doctrine on Religious Support to Soldiers October 9th, 2012 by Steven Aftergood Military chaplains in the U.S. Army must have at least a Secret clearance. “This allow them access to the unit operations center and ensures that the chaplain is involved in the unit’s operational planning process.” A newly updated Army doctrinal publication on Religious Support , which describes the functions of chaplains, explains that “Religion plays an increasingly critical role… across the range of military operations.” “Chaplains and chaplain assistants continue to sustain programs that nurture ethical decision making and facilitate religious formation and spiritual development as an inseparable part of unit readiness.” “Throughout our history, chaplains and chaplain assistants have served alongside combat Soldiers, enduring the same hardships, and bearing the same burdens. They a...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/10/army_chaplains.html

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