Accession Number : AD1031393

Title :   Reimaging The Chaplain Corps For The Force Of The Future

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Chae,Christian J

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : As Air Force (AF) leaders contemplate what will characterize the AF in the decades to come, Chaplain Corps (HC) leaders must do the same in order to remain relevant to the larger AF mission and best support Airmen. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that a dramatic increase in resources and manning to support the necessary changes will be available. In this challenging environment, one possible approach may be reimagine the HC and the way it goes about its business by right balancing its two core competencies found in Joint Publication 1-05, Religious Affairs in Joint Operations, of religious support and religious advisement. Regarding religious support, the transformation will including moving from HC members serving as the terminal end of ministry to managers of religious support.

Descriptors :   chaplains , humanitarian assistance , military operations , military personnel , department of defense , weapon systems , active duty , recruiting , combat operations , training

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE