CHAPLAIN BASIC OFFICER LEADER COURSE
Becoming an Army Chaplain
Chaplains and Chaplain Candidates do not go through Basic Training. Instead, they attend the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CH-BOLC), which is a 12-week course taught at the USA Chaplains Center and School (USACHCS) in Fort Jackson, S.C. Instruction at USACHCS is conducted by highly trained, professional, and experienced Army officers and non-commissioned officers (NCOs).
The Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CH-BOLC) is an intensive, outcomes-based, entry-level, initial military training process. The training and special activities during this course provide unique opportunities for professional, physical, academic, and spiritual growth. CH-BOLC consists of four phases.