Figure 2-9.These American religious bodies have a 2-digit naval code which is used to identify a naval members religious
preference, if any, in the service record. This information may be found in Block #67 (religion) of the Dependency
Application/Record of Emergency Data, NAVPERS 1070/602 (page 2)Continued.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN THE NAVY
Equal opportunity and treatment shall be accorded all persons in the
Department of the Navy irrespective of their race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin consistent with the requirements for physical capabilities.
Naval Regulations, Article 1163
Figure 2-10.Equal Opportunity in the Navy. Religious Program Specialists support Chaplains and persons of all faiths.
Besides military chaplains, Religious Program Specialists provide secular support to auxiliary chaplains, contract
chaplains, chaplains for occasional ministries, and visiting clergy who assist in providing religious ministries to the
command. Religious Program Specialists also assist command chaplains in ensuring the religious institutions and customs
of foreign countries visited by persons in the Department of the Navy are respected.