ARMY
CHAPLAIN REQUIREMENTS http://www.goarmy.com/chaplain/about/requirements.html
 

·           You must obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement from your faith group. This endorsement should certify that you are:

·         A clergy person in your denomination or faith group.

·         Qualified spiritually, morally, intellectually and emotionally to serve as a Chaplain in the Army.

·         Sensitive to religious pluralism and able to provide for the free exercise of religion by all military personnel, their family members and civilians who work for the Army.

·         Educationally, you must:

·         Possess a baccalaureate degree of not less than 120 semester hours.

·         Possess a graduate degree in theological or religious studies, plus have earned at least a total of 72 semester hours in graduate work in these fields of study.

·         Applicants for active duty or the National Guard MUST be U.S. citizens. Permanent residents can ONLY apply for the Army Reserve.

·         Be able to receive a favorable National Agency Security Clearance.

·         Pass a physical exam at one of our Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS).

·         A minimum of two years of full-time professional experience, validated by the applicant’s endorsing agency (This requirement is not applicable to Army Reserve applicants).

·         Must be at least 21 years of age, but younger than 42 at time of Regular Army commissioning or less than 45 at time of Army Reserve commissioning. Prior service applicants with at least 3 years of prior AFS or creditable USAR service must be younger than 47 at time of Army Reserve commissioning. 

 
CHAPLAIN CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

http://www.goarmy.com/chaplain/candidate-program.html

To be eligible for this program, you must:

·         Obtain an ecclesiastical approval from your denomination or faith group.

·         Educationally, you must:

·         Possess a baccalaureate degree of not less than 120 semester hours (College seniors can apply before completion of their undergraduate program).

·         Be a full-time graduate student at an accredited seminary or theological school.

·         Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

·         Be able to receive a favorable National Agency Security Clearance.

·         Pass a physical exam at one of our Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS).

·         Must be at least 18 years of age and not older than 39 years of age at time of commissioning.

While attending seminary, Chaplain Candidates may apply for tuition assistance through the U.S. Army Reserve. You may be eligible for up to 100% of the tuition costs, up to $250 per credit hour with a maximum cap of $4500 per year. This program requires service of at least four years in a U.S. Army Reserve unit once you become a qualified Chaplain

NAVY

 http://www.navy.com/jobs/chaplain.html

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria to be eligible for employment consideration.

·         U.S. citizenship: Required

·         Education: Hold a BA or BS degree with not less than 120 semester hours from a qualified educational institution; and hold a post-baccalaureate graduate degree of not less than 72 semester hours in theological or related studies

·         Ecclesiastical endorsement: Required, from a religious faith organization registered with the Department of Defense (DoD)

·         Gender: Male or female

·         Age: Must be able to complete 20 years of service before age 62

·         Medical exam: Required

·         Physical fitness test: Required

 
AIR FORCE

www.airforce.com/chaplain/

·         U.S. citizenship: Required  (no dual citizenship)

·         BA or BS degree with not less than 120 semester hours from a qualified educational institution; and a post-baccalaureate graduate degree in theology of not less than 72 semester hours

·         Ecclesiastical endorsement: Required, from a religious faith organization registered with the Department of Defense (DoD)

·         2 years religious leadership experience

·         Age: Must enter active duty before age 42

·         Medical exam: Required

·         Physical fitness test: Required

·         Must meet Air Force height/weight requirements

Military Chaplaincy Requirements

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