Figure 1-13.Fleet Marine Force (Infantry Regiment Organization).
Figure 1-14.Fleet Marine Force (Infantry Battalion Organization).
Command Religious Program (CRP) should
be used whenever appropriate to emphasize the
Command nature of the religious program.
Also, the term Chaplains Office should be
avoided when referring to an entire chapel corn-
plex; the correct term is Office of the Chaplain.
Command Chaplain should be used instead
of Senior Chaplain when referring to the
chaplain who has been designated by the com-
manding officer to direct the operation of the
office of the chaplain. Command Chaplain is
a functional title while Senior Chaplain refers
to a chaplains rank in relation to other chaplains.
Chaplains of all ranks are addressed by the
term Chaplain in most instances. Terms of ad-
dress which are common within particular faith
groups such as Father, Pastor, or Rabbi
may be used when appropriate. However, the RP
should refer to assigned chaplains by the term
chaplain regardless of rank since it is common
to all faith groups and expresses the identity of
the clergy within the military community. -
AND THE OFFICE
OF THE CHAPLAIN
The Standard Organization and Regulations
of the U.S. Navy Manual (OPNAVINST 3120.32)
provides guidance on basic organization for afloat
units and shore commands. In order to function
effectively as an assistant to command chaplains,
it is important for the RP to understand how the
Command Religious Program functions within a
commands basic organization. Figure 1-18 shows
a typical departmental organization for an aircraft
carrier. It should be noted that departments are
comprised of various divisions which are or-
ganized into watches, sections, or both. It is
imperative that RPs familiarize themselves with