U.S. Army Active Duty Chaplain
Serve God and Country as an Active Duty U.S. ARMY Chaplain! The Army chaplain is a qualified religious leader dedicated to serving Soldiers and families. Chaplains provide ministry worldwide, accompanying Soldiers and families as they carry out their units’ missions in both peace and war. Chaplains are charged to nurture the living, care for the wounded and honor the fallen. A chaplain’s mission is to bring Soldiers to God and God to Soldiers. America calls on our Army to fight and win our nation’s wars and Army chaplains are there every step of the way. Whether in training or operations, Army chaplains represent hundreds of American denominations and faith traditions and fulfill a sacred calling of service captured in our motto, “Pro Deo et Patria” (for God and country). Join us and have a ministry that embodies global impact, builds up society through individual relationships, and serves others in something BIGGER THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED! Chaplains serve almost every type of unit, including Special Operations, infantry, aviation, intelligence, hospitals, prisons, cyber, and community ministries. The Chaplain Corps also offers select chaplains advanced graduate degrees and specialized ministries in ethics, world religions, hospital ministry, and marriage and family counseling. You could be stationed in the United States, or in one of 180 countries around the world. While Soldiers are at the heart of the chaplain’s ministry, chaplains are also responsible for the Soldier’s family. Family members often need spiritual encouragement, counseling and prayer. Through leading worship, preaching, administering the sacraments, or conducting retreats, chaplains execute a rich and full ministry to the Army. BENEFITS INCLUDE: • Starting Salary: $72,540 - $93,684 • Health Insurance • Low-cost dental and life insurance • Paid continuing education • Retirement benefits • Travel opportunities, including humanitarian missions • Commissary and post exchange shopping privileges • Flexible, portable retirement savings and investment plan similar to a 401(k) • Privileges that come with being an officer in the U.S. Army • Training to become a leader in your field REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: • 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 and a single theological graduate degree of at least 72 semester hours (cannot be a combination of degrees to meet the minimum number of hours) – in most cases this will be a Masters of Divinity. • Must have at least 2 years full time church-based ministry leadership experience following graduate school. • Age: must be less than 42 years of age (you may apply for Army Reserve Chaplaincy up to age 46).
03/12/2020 to 06/30/2021
Chaplain (Captain) Matthew Sanders