NAVY - OPNAV 1738.1A
(N097) CHAPLAINS RELIGIOUS ENRICHMENT DEVELOPMENT OPERATION
|Publication Date:||11 May 2015|
Scope of CREDO Programming. CREDO programming addresses the broad religious, sacred, and moral aspects of life consistent with the definitions for religious ministry in references (c) and (d). CREDO programs are religious, notfaith- group specific, events that may be formatted as retreats, workshops, or seminars. CREDO programming may include the expression of religious beliefs representative of the chaplains and participants when done in a manner that honors the rights of others to determine their own religious convictions, as required by the standards and expectations of professional naval chaplaincy, per reference (e).
Purpose. This instruction provides guidance for Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO) programs pursuant to references (a) through (g). The instruction aligns policy with the Secretary of Defense memorandum, "Extending Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Military Members," of August 13, 2013. This is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
Applicability. This instruction applies to all Navy commands and personnel.