Chaplain Corps

Since the country’s inception, Army chaplains have provided religious services and guidance in times of war and peace. Today, officers in the Chaplain Corps perform or provide religious support for all soldiers and family members. As a leader in this corps, you will serve both God and country with rewards and challenges like no other in the Army.

When George Washington took command of the Continental Army in 1775, there were only 15 chaplains serving. Since that time, approximately 25,000 Army chaplains have served as religious leaders for more than 25 million soldiers and their families. Six chaplains have earned the medal of Honor, our military’s highest award.

Today, about 140 different faith groups endorse chaplains in the Chaplain Corps. Those serving in this branch facilitate the free exercise of religion for all soldiers and their loved ones.