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Chaplain Assistant Details


OVERVIEW
Chaplain assistants provide much-needed support to the chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A chaplain assistant's primary purpose is support for the unit ministry team programs and worship services.

JOB DUTIES
  • Synchronize religious support in the contemporary operating environment
  • Coordinate force protection for religious support operations
  • Coordinate the circulation of the unit ministry team in the contemporary operating environment
  • Operate communication equipment and digital reporting systems
  • Assist in planning religious support operations and deployments
  • Maintain reports, files and administrative data for religious operations
  • Apply technology to religious operations
  • Conduct specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Advanced Individual Training: 6 weeks at Fort Jackson, SC

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Typing and clerical skills
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in Army style
  • Roles and responsibilities of Army chaplains
  • Religious history and background


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in organization and keeping accurate records
  • Preference for clergy office work
  • Experience operating typewriters, computers and other office machines
  • Ability to organize and plan


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Clerical (CL): 90

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills learned can be applied to many positions assisting clergy members in churches, synagogues or mosques.