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Army MOS 56M Chaplain Assistant

Army Chaplains provide for the spiritual needs of Army personnel of any denomination. Chaplain Assistants provide much-needed support to the Chaplains during missions and everyday activities. A Chaplain Assistant primarily provides support for the Unit Ministry Team programs and worship services.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Synchronize religious support in the contemporary operating environment. Integrate the Unit Ministry Team into a tactical element.

Coordinate force protection for religious support operations. Monitor situational awareness for the Unit Ministry Team

Coordinate the circulation of the Unit Ministry Team in the contemporary operating environment.
Operate a tactical wheeled vehicle platform and organic armaments

Operate communication equipment and digital reporting systems. Assist in planning religious operations and deployments

Maintain reports, files, and administrative data for religious ops. Coordinate religious support in the absence of the chaplain

Apply technology to religious operations. Integrate religious operations with Civil Military Operations. Research religious information to answer Commander’s Critical Information

Prepare religious area analysis. Provide coordination, security and analysis support to indigenous religious leader liaison
Safeguard privileged communications. Perform crisis intervention
Coordinate Traumatic Event Management. Conduct specialized peer counseling for combat stress casualties
Provide emergency religious ministrations. Assess unit morale for targeted religious support
Manage religious support resources to include property, ecclesiastical equipment, section material/supplies.
Manage multi-purpose worship facilities and programs. Coordinate religious support for all faith groups

Job training for Chaplain Assistants requires nine weeks of Basic 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

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Chaplain Assistants are responsible for performing religious support duties in first-level battle fatigue care. Advanced level Chaplain Assistants provide emergency ministrations on the battlefield, organize support for Unit Ministry Team programs and conduct training on different religions, cultural distinctions and world customs. As an advanced level Chaplains Assistant, you may also be involved in:

Integrate Unit Ministry Team into tactical elements and directs small unit actions
Supervise tactical wheeled vehicle platform operations
Supervise religious support facility staff and operations
Train spiritual fitness tasks
Analyze religious data and conducts religious civil military activities
Assist in the development of religious support planning
Synchronize religious support requirements with staff elements

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