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Specialty Track: 221 - Chaplain


In today’s Civil Air Patrol the chaplain is a member of the commander’s staff at all echelons of command, and as such is the advisor to the commander and his/her staff on matters of religion, morals, and the well-being of personnel under his/her command. The chaplain implements and executes the CAP Chaplain Service program as recommended by the Chaplain Service Advisory council.

Key Duties

Providing pastoral care of senior and cadet members, including counseling, visitation, encouragement, and other special assistance as the chaplain may be able to provide.

Performing professional functions as necessary, for example, religious services, liturgies, pastoral counseling, etc.

Conducting moral leadership programs as outlined in the CAP directives.

Participating as chaplains in cadet summer encampments and other cadet activities.

Participating in Emergency Services missions and exercises by providing a chaplain presence and resource for members participating in the mission/exercise and those on the scene who may be in distress.

Participating in ecclesiastical public relations activities.


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