Chaplaincy through AROTC?

Gianime

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Hello all,

I'm an AROTC cadet studying English and Political science. I am strongly considering becoming an Army chaplain but was unsure if pursuing it through ROTC was a good idea. I have been told that it's better to direct commission as a chaplain rather than doing it through the Chaplain Candidate Program and ROTC in general. Can anyone give me some advice/guidance on how I should approach this?
Thank you!
 

AROTC-dad

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Have you asked your cadre?

Here is a link to the Army Chaplaincy program that addresses an educational delay after graduating and commissioning. This allows time for you to become ordained.

ROTC Education Delay Program For Chaplaincy Studies
The ROTC Education Delay Program permits ROTC cadets to apply for a delay of their Active Duty Service Obligation in order to become an Army chaplain.

Cadets normally apply for an education delay at the same time and on the same form (FORM 67-9) that they use to submit their choice of a branch selection, usually between the months of May and September before their senior year of college. The Army approves education delays on a case-by-case basis through a board process.

Once a cadet is granted an education delay by U.S. Army Cadet Command, her or she must submit an application packet for a Chaplain Candidate Accessions Board. Should the cadet not be accessed by this board, or should the cadet neglect to submit an application for accessing, the cadet would then be branched by USACC in accordance to their original obligation.

Once a cadet is accessed as a Chaplain Candidate, they are entitled to all the benefits of and responsibilities of the CCP except Tuition Assistance. Cadets can contact their PMS, the Chaplain Candidate Manager or a Chaplain Recruiter.​

Source:
https://www.goarmy.com/chaplain/become-an-army-chaplain/candidate-program.html
 

Gianime

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Have you asked your cadre?

Here is a link to the Army Chaplaincy program that addresses an educational delay after graduating and commissioning. This allows time for you to become ordained.

ROTC Education Delay Program For Chaplaincy Studies
The ROTC Education Delay Program permits ROTC cadets to apply for a delay of their Active Duty Service Obligation in order to become an Army chaplain.

Cadets normally apply for an education delay at the same time and on the same form (FORM 67-9) that they use to submit their choice of a branch selection, usually between the months of May and September before their senior year of college. The Army approves education delays on a case-by-case basis through a board process.

Once a cadet is granted an education delay by U.S. Army Cadet Command, her or she must submit an application packet for a Chaplain Candidate Accessions Board. Should the cadet not be accessed by this board, or should the cadet neglect to submit an application for accessing, the cadet would then be branched by USACC in accordance to their original obligation.

Once a cadet is accessed as a Chaplain Candidate, they are entitled to all the benefits of and responsibilities of the CCP except Tuition Assistance. Cadets can contact their PMS, the Chaplain Candidate Manager or a Chaplain Recruiter.​

Source:
https://www.goarmy.com/chaplain/become-an-army-chaplain/candidate-program.html
I was going to speak with my MS instructor when I returned from break. I spoke with other chaplains and they advised that if I wanted to become a chaplain that it may be best if I gain some experience after I earn my Masters then go through ROTC. I just wanted different perspectives from others before I made a final decision when I came back. Cadre wanted to contract me this semester so I want to let them know if I was going to continue with ROTC.
 
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