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CHAPLAIN - U.S. Army

Date Posted: Oct 22, 2020
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
  • Career Level:
    Entry Level
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    1 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
    Diploma
  • Apply Before:
    Feb 28, 2021

Job Description

As an Army chaplain you will have the responsibility of caring for the spiritual well-being of Soldiers and their Families. An Army chaplain’s flock can consist of over 1,500 people.

The Army chaplaincy is a religiously diverse population reflecting the diversity of the Army, yet each chaplain ministers according to the tenets of his or her distinctive faith community. Unlike most officers in the Army, a chaplain begins serving as a staff officer immediately.

Job Duties

  • Providing advice in matters pertaining to religion, morals and morale
  • Overseeing a full program of religious ministries, including workshops, counseling sessions, religious education and special events
  • Officiate at official ceremonies such as military functions, funerals and memorials
  • Provide religious ministry to a variety of armed service personnel and civilians from the U.S., foreign nations and agencies

Requirements

To be an officer in the Army Chaplain Corps, you must obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from your religious organization.

This endorsement should certify that you are:

  • A clergy person in your religious organization
  • Qualified spiritually, morally, intellectually and emotionally to serve as a chaplain in the Army
  • Sensitive to religious pluralism and able to provide for the free exercise of religion for all military personnel, their family members and civilians who work for the Army
  • Possessing a baccalaureate degree of not less than 120 semester hours
  • Pursuing or possessing a graduate degree in theological or religious studies, plus have earned at least a total of 72 semester hours in graduate work in these fields of study

Training

Chaplains do not go through Basic Combat Training.

Instead, you will attend the Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course, which is a 12-week course taught at Fort Jackson, S.C. This course will provide you with an introduction to the noncombatant common core skills, Army writing and chaplaincy-specific training.

Helpful Skills

  • Self-discipline
  • Physically fit
  • Perform under physical and mental pressures
  • Make decisions quickly and on your own

In addition to basic pay Soldiers are entitled the following allowances:

ARMY FOOD ALLOWANCE - $200.00/mo

The Basic Allowance for Subsistence is used to pay for food for enlisted Soldiers and officers authorized to eat off post. Most Soldiers who qualify for this Army food allowance receive more than $200 per month.

ARMY HOUSING ALLOWANCE - $800.00 - $1,800.00/mo

The Basic Allowance for Housing offsets the cost of housing when Soldiers live off post. BAH rates are based on location, rank and family status. This Army housing allowance is the second-largest piece of compensation for most Soldiers.

ARMY CLOTHING ALLOWANCE - $200.00 - $350.00 annually

Enlisted Soldiers receive an annual Army clothing allowance to replace uniforms and uniform decorations. For jobs that require civilian clothes, the military provides a civilian clothing allowance.

ARMY COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE - Subject to location.

Soldiers assigned to high-cost locations in the continental U.S. and overseas are paid a Cost of Living Allowance. This Army COLA offsets the higher costs of food, transportation, clothing and other nonhousing items. Higher housing costs are covered separately by the Basic Allowance for Housing.

ARMY MOVING ALLOWANCE - $800.00 - $5,050.00

The Army pays a moving allowance for the transportation of household goods during a permanent change-of-station move. In addition, a Temporary Lodging Allowance covers the cost of temporary housing at the beginning and end of a move. To further offset moving costs, a Dislocation Allowance is also granted for permanent change-of-station moves.

FAMILY SEPARATION ALLOWANCE - $250.00/mo

Soldiers assigned or deployed to locations where the military will not move families receive an Army Family Separation Allowance of $250 per month to cover expenses incurred during a Soldier’s separation from their family. Soldiers are also entitled to the allowance if their families are unable to accompany them overseas due to medical reasons.

Additional benefits that you could be eligible for include:

. Enlistment bonuses totaling up to $40,000

. Up to $24,012 for college

. Up to $50,000 to repay qualifying student loans

. Up to $4,000 a year tuition assistance while serving

There is no other employer in the world that provides the career opportunities, financial stability, health care, promotion opportunities, education benefits or family support as the U.S. Army. Whatever challenges and adversity it faces, the Army goes rolling along.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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