Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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.