OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN
The role of the Army Chaplain is to function both as religious leader and staff officer. Chaplains are drawn from the vast expanse of faith groups represented in our Nation. The Chaplain directly performs the religious rites and services of his or her distinctive faith group while at the same time providing for the religious freedom of all our soldiers. Beyond the scope of religious support, the Chaplain plays a leading role in the support of family programs such and Strong Bonds and Resiliency.
Reflective of our State and Nation, we are men and women from diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. We are both seasoned veterans of the Corps and also relative newcomers to the Chaplaincy. Many of us also serve the citizens of our State and Nation as civilian clergy and institutional Chaplains. We bring the full spectrum of life experience into our role as Chaplains.
Since 9/11 our Chaplains have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, The Balkans, and Germany. The Chaplains of the Colorado Army National Guard have also provided religious support during Katrina and other times of domestic crisis. While we continue to prepare for future missions (to include the possibility of deployments) we traditionally serve the one weekend a month, with two weeks of summer, annual training required of members of the Colorado Army National Guard. Chaplains are, however, granted a modicum of flexibility in order to plan training around the demands of the civilian parish and ministry.
State Chaplain Office
166th AW Chaplain Duty Phone
Military Crisis Line
Army Chaplain Corps
Air Force Chaplain Corps
National Guard Chaplain Corps
In addition to general officer eligibility, in order to qualify as a National Guard Chaplain, you’ll need to obtain a federally recognized ecclesiastical endorsement from your denomination or faith group certifying that you:
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Pastoral Ministry Requirement
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