To serve by overseeing and enabling Religious Support in the USCENTCOM AOR in order to care for Soldiers and their Families and develop U.S. Army Chaplain Corps leaders
United States Army Central Chaplain Directorate is the Theater Army Religious Support Office of Excellence!
THE ARMY CHAPLAIN CORPS
The Continental Congress established chaplains as an integral part of the Army of the United States on 29 July1775. Chaplains have served in significant numbers from the earliest battles of the American War of Independence to the present. From the beginning, the Army has turned to chaplains in order to Nurture the Living, Care for the Wounded and Honor the Fallen.
The Chaplain Corps itself is a product of the nation’s commitment to religious freedom and its recognition that religion plays an integral role in the lives of many of its Soldiers. Chaplains have contributed to Soldiers’ religious freedom, moral development, and spiritual well-being throughout the history of the Army. Army chaplains represent many religious traditions present within the pluralistic religious culture of the United States. In many nations of the world, religious beliefs influence perceptions of power, diplomacy, law, and social customs. Throughout the Army’s history, chaplains have advised commanders on the impact of religion both within their own ranks and within the larger operational environment.
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USARCENT CHAPLAIN DIRECTORATE
1 Gabreski Drive
Shaw Air Force Base, SC 29152
Chaplain (COL) Khallid M. Shabazz
SGM Sean P. Fitzwilliam
Chief Religious Affairs NCO
Chaplain (LTC) Willie Mashack
Deputy Command Chaplain
SSG Dwan A. Contreras
USARCENT Chaplain Connection Newsroom
Army Chaplain Corps
U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School
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