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Army Chaplain Corps
Religious Affairs Specialists serve as assistants to Army Chaplains.


Religious Affairs Specialists provide much-needed support to the chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Religious Affairs Specialist’s primary purpose is to provide support for the chaplain’s programs and worship services.

Additional Qualifications

After completing Basic Combat Training, Religious Affairs Specialists attend a seven-week course on religious support and responding to Soldiers during times of personal crisis. You’ll also be responsible for performing administrative duties, bearing arms and providing protection for the chaplain.

Religious Affairs Specialists must:

  • Type at least 20 words per minute.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Be willing to bear arms.