Army Chaplaincy Corps Values
1. S= Spirituality: Seek to know God/Supreme Saviors and yourself at the deepest level.
2. A= Accountability: Hold yourself and others to the moral and spiritual high ground in every area of life.
3. C= Compassion: Love in word and deed.
4. R= Religious Leadership: Model spiritual truths wisely and courageously.
5. E= Excellence: Do your best for God’s/ Supreme Savior's glory.
6. D= Diversity: Respect the difference of others
1. L= Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers.
2. D= Duty: Fulfill your obligations.
3. R= Respect: Treat people as they should be treated.
4. S= Selfless Service: Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own.
5. H= Honor: Live up to all the Army values.
6. I= Integrity: Do what’s right, legally and morally.
7. P= Personal Courage: Face fear, danger or adversity.
Unit Ministry Team (UMT)
The UMT consists of a chaplain (CH 56A) and a Religious Affair Specialist (RAS 56M or chaplain assistant). Together they move throughout the battalion area of operations providing religious support to the Commander, their Commander's staff, Company Commanders, NCOs, and soldiers. The chaplain assistant is a critical member of the team. While he/she does provide security for a non-combatant chaplain, he/she has many other very important tasks in religious support operations. For more information about Religious Affair Specialist, click here.
We have our responsibilities, but we are the Team.
Religious Affair Specialist Responsibilities
Provide security for chaplain and chapel events
Maintain proficiency with weapons
Coordinate tactical movement
Administer chaplain’s daily schedule
Police office work area
Receive reports from BN RAS
Record keeping and reporting
Maintain office and ecclesiastical supplies
Represent the chaplain at meetings
BUBs or staff Syncs as necessary
PMCS vehicle and equipment (5988E, car wash and “detail” weekly or as needed)
Conduct PCC/PCI before each mission
Advise chaplain on uniform, military customs and military courtesies
Arrange rides (in patrols or convoys or by helicopter) for RST to ministry locations
Set up, take down for classes, services, ceremonies, special events
Prepare for services (location, advertising, bulletins, etc.)
Man chapel on staff duty day
Policing chapel on staff duty day
Religious material distribution
Referrals to chaplain
Maintain Combat Life Saver skills
Assist in preparing the Commander’s Master Religious Support Plan (gathering information)
"Nurtue the living Care for the wounded Honor the fallen"