Figure 2-4.Ecclesiastical Composition of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps in 1982Continued.
MISSION OF THE CHIEF
To direct, administer, and manage the
Navy Chaplain Corps and implement reli-
gious ministries to meet the needs of
personnel in the naval service and their
dependents in their pursuit of the free
exercise of religion.
Figure 2-5.Mission of the Chief of Chaplains.
ministries are provided naval personnel by chaplains commissioned from
an ever-widening list of churches and faith groups found in America
Clergy from faith groups not represented by Navy chaplains may
be employed as auxiliary chaplains, contract chaplains, and as clergy
for occasional ministries. Through these means, the Navy strives to pro-
vide religious ministries to meet the needs of personnel and their
dependents in their pursuit of the free exercise of religion (figure