A key to working with chaplains of higher rank is to
Find out if the person is interested in team ministry.
Determine if the persons advocates teamwork and collegiality.
Work through the power and authority issues and come to a healthy
balance with these issue so that collegiality will work.
A key to developing a good atmosphere for providing pastoral support
to your peers is to
Work on informally showing sincere interest in your peers.
Avoid becoming involved in matters that do not concern you.
Work towards creating a formal structure that provide peer
counseling on an as needed basis.
Keep the brigade chaplain fully informed on all the difficulties
being experienced by your peers.
When providing pastoral care and counsel to your peers it is important
to remember that
Procrastination can be disastrous.
Patience is required when pastoring your peers, but you should
cease your help if they are resentful of your offered help.
Any assistance offered will be better received if it is asked
Keeping your commanders fully informed is a key element in an
effective peer counseling program.