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Branch description. Acts as staff officer for all matters in which religion impacts on command programs, personnel, policies and procedures. Coordinates/directs a complete program of religious ministries, including workshops, pastoral counseling, religious education, and other activities for active and retired military personnel and their family members. Duties are those which normally pertain to the duties of a clergy person as they may be prescribed by law and modified by the organizational mission and environment. Provides leadership for moral, ethical and human self-development programs.

Branch qualifications. DA Pam 600-3 lists qualifications for entry and professional development in this branch.

Command and Unit Chaplain (56A).

Description of duties. Performs duties as outlined above as staff, deputy staff, or assistant chaplain at all levels of command. Provides religious coverage for parent organization, as well as other organizations and units. Supervises other chaplains and staff in pro­viding a broad religious program designed to meet the needs of the organization and military community.

Special qualifications. Must have satisfactorily completed college and theological, or equivalent, graduate training.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Staff Chaplain.

(b) Confinement Facility Chaplain.

(c) Community Parish Pastor.

(d) Interreligious Relations Chaplain.

(e) Chaplain Resources Manager.

Clinical Pastoral Educator (56D).

Description of duties. Directs Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and other chaplain professional training programs. Screens students for selection. Develops curriculum, trains students, and consults with student’s commanders and chaplain supervisors on plans for professional development. Conducts interdisciplinary training with other military and civilian agencies. Advises installation chaplain and training steering committees on professional accreditation requirements. Represents installation at regional and national professional training conferences.

Special qualifications. Must have a minimum of 1 year of post graduate training in pastoral education, and be certified as a supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education or a comparable profes­sional organization. Application must be made through the supervisory chaplain.

Special grading of positions. None.

Unique duty positions.

(a) Clinical Pastoral Educator.

(b) Professional Training Chaplain.

(c) Supervisor, Clinical Pastoral Education.

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Above information derived from Army Pamplet Manual 611-21

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