Armed Forces Chaplains Board

The Armed Forces Chaplains Board makes recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on religious, ethical, and moral matters for the Military Services, and on the following policy matters:

  • Protection of free exercise of religion according to Amendment I to the Constitution of the United States.
  • Procurement, professional standards, requirements, training, and assignment of military chaplains.
  • All religious support providers.
  • Procurement and utilization of supplies, equipment, and facilities for religious use.
  • Promotion of dialog with civilian organizations regarding religious issues.
  • Promotion of joint military endeavors for the delivery of ministry by the Military Services throughout the Department of Defense whenever practicable.