Chaplain Assistant 56M – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Army Careers

Overview

Chaplain assistants provide much-needed support to the chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A chaplain assistant’s primary purpose is support for the unit ministry team programs and worship services.

Job Duties

  • Synchronize religious support in the contemporary operating environment
  • Coordinate force protection for religious support operations
  • Coordinate the circulation of the unit ministry team in the contemporary operating environment
  • Operate communication equipment and digital reporting systems
  • Assist in planning religious support operations and deployments
  • Maintain reports, files and administrative data for religious operations.
  • Apply technology to religious operations
  • Conduct specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a chaplain assistant position requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • English grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Typing and clerical skills
  • Preparing forms and correspondence in Army style
  • Roles and responsibilities of Army chaplains
  • Religious history and background

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in organization and keeping accurate records
  • Preference for clergy office work
  • Experienced operating typewriters, computers and other office machines
  • Ability to organize and plan

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Clerical (CL) : 90