Army Chaplain Corps
A Soldier during a religious ceremony.

Step 1

Talk To A Chaplain Recruiter

Chaplain recruiting teams are prepared to assist you and your family in exploring a vocation as an Army Chaplain or chaplain candidate. Should you conclude that you want to apply, these experienced teams will assist you at preparing a complete application packet for the selection board.

In order to contact a Chaplain recruiter, click this link and follow the instructions on the form. Make sure that you select “Chaplain” as your area of interest. Submit the form and a recruiter in your area will contact you as soon as possible.

Step 2

Prepare Your File For The Selection Board

Chaplain applicants must submit an application to a selection board. With the help of a chaplain recruiting team member, interested seminary students or currently-serving clergy must complete an application that contains an ecclesiastical endorsement.

Chaplain Fuller gives a field service next to some HUMVEES.

Army Chaplain Requirements

As the religious leaders of the Army, Chaplains must be qualified morally and intellectually to provide Soldiers the free exercise of religion. On this page, you’ll learn about the requirements to become an Army Chaplain.

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Army Chaplain Candidates in Class

Chaplain Candidate Program

The training and experience you receive as a chaplain candidate will supplement your ministerial education and training. All chaplain candidates are commissioned officers assigned to the Army Reserve in the chaplain branch.

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Chaplain candidates during a field exercise.

Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course

Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course is an intensive, entry-level military training process for newly accessioned chaplains and chaplain candidates.

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