The Religious Proqram Specialist
Textbook Assignment: RP, Module I, NET 287=01-45-82, Chapter 1, pages 1-1 through 1-18.
In this course you will demonstrate that learning has taken place by correctly answering train-
ing items. The mere physical act of indicating a choice on an answer sheet is not in itself impor-
tant; it is the mental achievement, in whatever form it may take, prior to the physical act that is
important and toward which correspondence course learning objectives are directed. The selection
of the correct choice for a correspondence course training item indicates that you have fulfilled,
at least in part, the stated objective(s).
The accomplishment of certain objectives, for example, a physical act such as drafting a memo,
cannot readily be determined by means of objective-type correspondence course items; however, you
can demonstrate by means of answers to training items that you have acquired the requisite knowledge
to perform the physical act. The accomplishment of certain other learning objectives, for example,
the mental acts of comparing, recognizing, evaluating, choosing, selecting, etc., may be readily
demonstrated in a correspondence course by indicating the correct answers to training items.
The comprehensive objective for this course has already been given. It states the purpose of
the course in terms of what you will be able to do as you complete the course.
The detailed objectives in each assignment state what you should accomplish as you progress
through the course. They may appear singly or in clusters of closely related objectives, as
appropriate; they are followed by items which will enable you to indicate your accomplishment.
All objectives in this course are learning objectives and items are teaching items. They point
out important things, they assist in learing, and they should enable you to do a better job for
This self-study course is only one part of the total Navy training program; by Its very nature
it can take you only part of the way to a training goal. Practical experience, schools, selected
reading, and the desire to accomplish are also necessary to round out a fully meaningful training
Learning Objective: Acknowledge
the establishment of the
Religious Program Specialist
(RP) rating: formulate the role
of the RP; determine the stan-
dards and publications provided
RPs to guide and assist them in
their occupational advancement.
RP personnel are combatants and
are responsible for the chaplains
safety when assigned to units
engaged in combat.
Which of the following duties
would NOT be performed by the RP?
personnel in use of religious
The RP rating was established on
Conducting worship services on
an emergency basis
1 October 1978
Maintaining shipboard libraries
15 October 1978
Maintaining records for
1 January 1979
nonappropriated chapel funds
15 January 1979
RPs can NOT
Approximately two-thirds of the
tasks RPs are trained to perform
are of a clerical nature.