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.
- 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
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.
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
- 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