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Old Aug 31, '13, 11:37 pm
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I had a questions regarding Army Chaplains. I want to become an officer in the US Army, but my question is do I have to be a priest to be one?
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I had a questions regarding Army Chaplains. I want to become an officer in the US Army, but my question is do I have to be a priest to be one?
Do you want to be an Army Officer or specifically an Army Officer who is an Army Catholic Chaplain?

http://www.chapnet.army.mil/ Army Chaplains Corps

http://www.milarch.org/site/c.dwJXKg...litary_USA.htm
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Default Re: Army Chaplains

http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/become-an-officer.html

Become an Army Officer (for all Branches - not just the Chaplains Corps)

THE FOUR PATHS TO BECOME AN ARMY OFFICER
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I had a questions regarding Army Chaplains. I want to become an officer in the US Army, but my question is do I have to be a priest to be one?
As a rule, the Archdiocese for the Military only utilizes priests as chaplains. Deacons are sometimes used in an assistant role (and are usually civilian volunteers), and laymen are occasionally used as "Chaplain Assistants," but neither deacons nor laymen can be Chaplains.

This is mainly due to the nature of the chaplain's work in dangerous situations, where the power to forgive sins through Sacramental Absolution and the Anointing of the Sick is very important.
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Do you want to be an Army Officer or specifically an Army Officer who is an Army Catholic Chaplain?

http://www.chapnet.army.mil/ Army Chaplains Corps

http://www.milarch.org/site/c.dwJXKg...litary_USA.htm
Archdiocese for the Military USA
I wanted to be a Catholic Army Chaplain as an officer
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As a rule, the Archdiocese for the Military only utilizes priests as chaplains. Deacons are sometimes used in an assistant role (and are usually civilian volunteers), and laymen are occasionally used as "Chaplain Assistants," but neither deacons nor laymen can be Chaplains.

This is mainly due to the nature of the chaplain's work in dangerous situations, where the power to forgive sins through Sacramental Absolution and the Anointing of the Sick is very important.
Thank you! I couldn't find the answer anywhere online
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I wanted to be a Catholic Army Chaplain as an officer
In the Military, a Chaplain is an Officer.

A Catholic Chaplain is a priest.

A Protestant Chaplain is a preacher /minister.

A Jewish Chaplain is a rabbi.

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A Chaplain's Assistant is not ordained and not an officer.

Army Chaplain Corps Activities

http://www.chapnet.army.mil/pdf/165-1.pdf

If there is a Reserve or Guard unit or an active duty military base near your home, the Chaplain or Chaplain's Assistant would probably be happy to meet with you. If not, you can visit the Army Recruiter Office.
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The U.S. Military has ONLY Officers as Chaplins. The Catholic Chaplins for the Marines are Navy Officers. The enlisted ranks do not serve as Chaplins. but as assistants to them.
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