Ecclesiastical Endorsement

Each denomination or endorsing body that is recognized by the Department of Defense provides endorsement for chaplains. This endorsement (also referred to as "ecclesiastical approval") is one of the most important items for any chaplain or chaplain candidate to secure before you can be considered for service in the chaplaincy. For chaplains, the ecclesiastical endorsement states that: 

Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course - CHBLOC

The Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CHBOLC) consists of the following courses:

When you join the Guard as a chaplain or chaplain candidate, you'll be required to attend Professional Military Education, where you'll learn fundamental military tasks and how to perform religious duties in a military environment. Entry level training can be completed all at one time or in separate phases over a period. Below is a general overview:


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