Chaplain, Chaplain Candidate Differences

Chaplain & Candidate Differences

What is the difference between a chaplain and a chaplain candidate?

 

Chaplain Chaplain Candidate
Has completed an Masters of divinity degree or at least 72 graduate credit hours in a ministry related field. Is currently enrolled full-time in a seminary or graduate school and has 0-72 graduate credit hours.
Has received full endorsement by an Army recognized ecclesiastical organization. (Has already received 120 credit hour bachelor degree.)
Can perform duties on the Army chaplain job task list. Has received preliminary approval for endorsement by an Army recognized ecclesiastical organization.
Serves as the unit spiritual leaders Assists unit and chaplains, performs religious activities in a learning and supportive role.
Advisor to the commander Serves as a unit spiritual leader in training.