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Becoming a military Chaplain or Religious Program Specialist means helping Sailors through moments of crisis, counseling them when they are faced with difficult decisions and providing comfort and encouragement to their families. Religious jobs in the Navy create a sacred space for Sailors of all religions to exercise their faith and build community. In these roles, you’ll foster close relationships with Sailors while providing them with indispensable spiritual guidance.
We offer a variety of educational assistance options, from scholarships to financial reimbursement and salary advances. Explore opportunities in NROTC, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to determine what's best for you, or chat with a Recruiter to get the latest details.
If you’re starting or completing your graduate theology degree, you may be eligible to enter the Navy Chaplain Candidate Program (CCPO).
For details about education for specific religious services careers, select the job below. You can also find more details about education opportunities for Enlisted Sailors or Officers here.
Depending on your job, Navy pay and benefits will flex to fit your role. You can rely on regular promotions, pay increases and world-class benefits that rival any civilian employer. Many Sailors can even qualify for sign-on bonuses depending on their field. Every Sailor is guaranteed:
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There are part-time Navy Reserve opportunities for Enlisted Sailors and Officers in religious service jobs. You can keep many of your full-time benefits while serving only one weekend a month and two weeks a year for annual training. As a Navy Reserve Sailor or Officer, you will guide and support America’s Navy without disrupting your life in the civilian world.
To find out what the exact Reserve requirements are for the career you’re interested in, select one of the jobs below to learn more.
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Be a spiritual guide and moral anchor, supporting servicemembers during their most joyful moments and during their most difficult ones.
Prepare devotional materials and organize faith-based events, while also serving as a resource for Navy Chaplains.