Military Religious Support Mission
Honor the dead.
Our Nation reveres those who have died in military service. RS honors
the dead. Funerals, memorial services, and ceremonies reflect the
emphasis the American people place on the worth and value of the
individual. Chaplains conduct these services and ceremonies, fulfilling
a vital role in rendering tribute to America's sons and daughters who
paid the ultimate price serving the Nation in the defense of freedom.
UMT Religious Support Activities
There are 11 RS activities performed by UMTs.
Religious leader activities
Includes all command sponsored religious services of worship,
including funerals and memorial services, occurring in field and in
Rites, sacraments, and ordinances.
Includes specific rites, sacraments, and ordinances that normally take
place apart from formal religious services of worship such as
marriages, burials, baptisms, confirmations, blessings, daily prayers,
and other religious ministrations.
Pastoral care and counseling.
Includes prayers, visitations, religious counseling, care for casualties
and caregivers, RS to survivors, and critical event debriefings.
10 May 2005