Always present with their Soldiers in war and in peace, Army chaplains have served in more than 270 wars and combat engagements. Some 400 Army chaplains have laid down their lives in battle. Six 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.
Today over 2,700 chaplains are serving the total Army representing over 130 different religious organizations.
Army Unit Ministry Teams (Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants) assist our Soldiers, families, Department of Defense personnel, and other support personnel to stay spiritually strong and resilient in every possible setting. They faithfully provide ministry as they encourage the living, care for the wounded, and honor the fallen.
Currently, in the Army, Air Force, and Navy, the IPHC has 14 chaplains on active duty, 5 Reserves/National Guard, 5 Chaplain Candidates, 14 retired chaplains, and 2 retired chaplain assistants.
Our thanks and prayers go to all who served and continue to serve in the Chaplain Corps.