Accession Number : ADA601478


Title :   Navy Chaplains as Religious Advisors: A Combatant Commander's Strategic Asset in Conflict, Reconstruction and Peace


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Stennett, Darren


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601478.pdf


Report Date : 05 Apr 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The role of chaplains as religious advisors has evolved throughout Navy Chaplain Corps history. JP 1-05 and SECNAVINST 1730.10 further develop this evolutionary process by clarifying and synergizing religious support and religious advisement for the next century. Together, JP 1-05 and SECNAVINST 1730.10 provide the institutional underpinning for properly employing Navy Chaplains in a way that maintains their non-combatant status, honors their ecclesiastical integrity, and benefits the operational commander. In light of the prominence religious affairs plays in culture, politics and conflict around the world; these instructions significantly elevated the visibility of the chaplain's role. It is critical for combatant commanders to understand the chaplain's role as command religious advisor and liaison and the responsibilities assigned as defined by Joint Publication 1-05 and SECNAVINST 1730.10.' This knowledge will enable the combatant commander to effectively employ the chaplain as a strategic asset in the operational environment.


Descriptors :   *CHAPLAINS , *MILITARY STRATEGY , ADVISORY ACTIVITIES , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY HISTORY , NAVAL PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE