Unit Ministry Team
Providing moral and spiritual leadership to the command and
Coordinating RS with UMTs, religious support teams (RST) of
higher and adjacent headquarters, other Services, and
multinational forces or coalition partners.
Translating operational plans into battlespace ministry priorities
Helping the commander ensure all soldiers have the opportunity
to exercise their religion.
Advising the commander and staff, with the G5 (S5), on the
impact of faith and practices of indigenous religious groups in
Performing or providing religious rites, sacraments, ordinances,
services, and pastoral care and counseling to nurture the living,
care for the dying, and honor the dead.
Providing RS to the command and community, including
confined or hospitalized personnel, enemy prisoners of war
Supporting the commander, as appropriate, in the execution of
civil military operations.
Historical Foundations and Values
Chaplains have served in the U.S. Army since the
Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress enacted
regulations and salaries governing chaplains. George
Washington, as Commander-in-Chief, was resolute in his
view that chaplains were necessary for the good order of the
military and was steadfast in his conviction that only well-
qualified clergy should be chosen to serve as chaplains. To
Colonel George Taylor, Washington wrote that chaplains
should be a clergy of "Character and good
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