Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center

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The school provides training for religious affairs specialists (formerly known as chaplain assistants, 56M) at the Advanced Individual Training level (seven-week course). Specific tasks for the religious affairs specialist MOS track for the basic and advanced NCO courses are taught as part of the Soldier Support Institute’s NCO Academy training.

As part of TRADOC, the school develops concepts and doctrine and produces doctrinal literature for religious support. The proponent for chaplain training is the Office of the Chief of Chaplains, located in Washington, D.C.

The facility contains the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School library, a primary research center for Army chaplains, and the Chaplaincy Religious Support Simulation Center.

The school employs a branch historian and also houses the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum, a repository for artifacts relating to the history of chaplains and religious affairs specialists.

For more information, call 803-751-8194 or visit the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School website at


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