THE APPOINTMENT AND SERVICE OF CHAPLAINS
|Publication Date:||12 May 2021|
In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02, this issuance:
• Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and identifies education and ecclesiastical requirements for appointing chaplains in the Military Departments.
• Establishes requirements, procedures, and responsibilities for religious organizations to endorse religious ministry professionals (RMPs) for the chaplaincy.
• Establishes criteria and provides procedures for the administrative separation and loss of professional qualifications for chaplains of the Military Departments.
• Establishes policy for chaplains on:
o Meeting the religious requirements and caring for the spiritual needs of Service members and other authorized persons.
o Advising individuals and commands on religion, morals, ethics, well-being, and morale.