Becoming a Chaplain Assistant
The Chaplain Assistant is part of the Unit Ministry Team (UMT). This specialty is open to men and women of high moral character who wish to provide religious support for all Soldiers and their families.
After completing Basic Combat Training, Chaplain Assistants attend a seven-week course of instruction in how to support the Army's religious ministry and how to respond to Soldiers during their times of personal crisis. You'll also be responsible for performing administrative duties, bearing arms and providing protection for the Chaplain.