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Department of the Army
Pamphlet 165\u201317
Religious Activities



Department of the Army
Washington, DC
11 May 1998

DA PAM 165\u201317

Chaplain Personnel Management
o Establishes a personnel management policy for the US Army Chaplaincy.
o Contains a professional chaplain career life cycle.
o Describes the Board processes.
o Sets the CPE utilization tour standards.
o Establishes a clear policy for change/loss of endorsement.
o Identifies MEL 1 criteria for certain assignments.

o Identifies LTC nominative assignments requiring selection/completion of
Division chaplain course.
o Describes the training and educational opportunities for chaplains.
o Describes a new schooling opportunity for chaplains, the Chaplain Graduate
Degree Completion Program.
o Describes the chaplain personnel assignment policy.

Department of the Army
Washington, DC
11 May 1998

Religious Activities
Chaplain Personnel Management
Department of the Army
Pamphlet 165\u201317
History. The electronic version of this DA

Pamphlet 165\u201317, dated 11 May 1998, differs from the paper edition. The electronic publication contains a corrected appendix E. This publication is a new Department of the Army Pamphlet.

Summary. This pamphlet, in accordance

with Army Regulation 165-1, describes the specific procedures, guidelines, and refer- ences required to implement policy for man- agement of personnel in the chaplain branch of the United States Army. It describes how chaplains on active duty are accessioned, entered, retained, trained, assigned, pro- moted, and released.

Applicability. Unless otherwise indicated,
this pamphlet applies to the Regular Army
and Reserve Components.
Proponent and exception authority.

The proponent for this pamphlet is the Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army. The CCH has the authority to approve exceptions to this pam- phlet that are consistent with controlling law and regulation. The CCH may delegate this authority in writing to a director or division chief within the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.

Army management control process.In-
ternal control systems. This pamphlet is not

subject to the requirements of Army Regula- tion 11-2. It does not contain management control provisions.

Suggested Improvements. Users are in-

vited to send comments and suggested im- provements on Department of the Army Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publi- cations and Blank Forms) directly to HQDA (ATTN: DACH-PER), Chief of Chaplains, 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, 12th Floor/ Room 12500, Arlington, VA 22202-3907.

Distribution. Distribution of this publica-

tion is made in accordance with the Initial Distribution Number (IDN) 095527, intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for Active Army, for the Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS), and for the United States Army Reserve (USAR).

Contents (Listed by paragraph and page number)
Chapter 1
Introduction, page 1

Purpose \u2022 1\u20131, page 1
References \u2022 1\u20132, page 1
Explanation of abbreviations and terms \u2022 1\u20133, page 1

Chapter 2
Recruiting, Accessioning, and Entry on Active Duty, page 1
Section I
Chaplain Recruiting Activities, page 1
Chaplain recruitment programs \u2022 2\u20131, page 1
Chaplain participation in recruitment programs \u2022 2\u20132, page 1
Section II
Chief of Chaplains Accession Plan and Boards, page 1

Five-year accessions plan \u2022 2\u20133, page 1
Chief of chaplains accession selection boards \u2022 2\u20134, page 1
Action on board selections \u2022 2\u20135, page 1

Section III
Appointment of Chaplains and Staff Specialists, page 1
Purpose of appointment \u2022 2\u20136, page 1
Requirements for appointment \u2022 2\u20137, page 1
Appointment to the Chaplain Branch of the USAR or ARNGUS
\u2022 2\u20138, page 2
Appointment of seminarians in their senior year \u2022 2\u20139, page 2
Appointment grade and date of rank \u2022 2\u201310, page 2
Section IV
Application Process for Appointment to the Chaplain Branch and/
or Application to Enter Active Duty, page 2
Basic requirements for appointment \u2022 2\u201311, page 2
Application packets \u2022 2\u201312, page 3
Section V
Entry on Active Duty, page 4

Initial AD grade \u2022 2\u201313, page 4
Year group \u2022 2\u201314, page 4
Entry on active duty and service obligation \u2022 2\u201315, page 4

Chapter 3
Career Status, page 5
Section I
Reserve Component Career Status, page 5

Reserve Components of the Army \u2022 3\u20131, page 5
Status in the Army National Guard \u2022 3\u20132, page 5
Status in the U.S. Army Reserve \u2022 3\u20133, page 5
Active Guard Reserve status \u2022 3\u20134, page 5

Section II
Career Status in the Active Army, page 5
Requesting change in status from a Reserve Component to Active

Army \u2022 3\u20135, page 5
CVI status \u2022 3\u20136, page 5
VI status \u2022 3\u20137, page 5

DA PAM 165\u201317 \u2022 11 May 1998

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