Veterans from the American Legion welcome a group of Soldiers from forts Sill and Riley to Pilsen, Kan., the hometown of Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun. A color guard and much fanfare followed the completion of the 60-mile journey.

Soldiers honor Korean War chaplain, POWs

Over 40 Soldiers from forts Sill and Riley completed a 60-mile memorial march June 5-7, across Kansas in honor of Korean War POWs and Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun....READ MORE

Chaplain Corps Headlines and Happenings




Mission Statement:
The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps provides religious support to America's Army while assisting commanders in ensuring the right of free exercise of religion for all Soldiers. In short, we nurture the living, care for the wounded, and honor the fallen.

Vision Statement:
Religious and Spiritual Leadership for the Army Family.


Since July 29, 1775, approximately 25,000 Army Chaplains have served as religious and spiritual leaders for 25 million Soldiers and their Families. From military installations to deployed combat units and from service schools to military hospitals, Army Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants have performed their ministries in the most religiously diverse organization in the world. Always present with their Soldiers in war and in peace, Army Chaplains have served in more than 270 major wars and combat engagements. Nearly 300 Army Chaplains have laid down their lives in battle. Eight members of the Chaplain Corps have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Their love of God, Country and the American Soldier has been a beacon of light and a message of hope for all those who have served our nation. Currently, over 3,000 Chaplains are serving the Total Army representing over 140 different religious organizations.

Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Paul K. Hurley

Sergeant Major Alvin Chaplin

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