Minnesota Army National Guard
Description: Serving as a Guard chaplain is an intense yet profoundly rewarding experience. You will care for the spiritual well-being of Soldiers regardless of their religious backgrounds, ministering to their needs and helping them meet challenges in areas like religion, morals and morale.
Application Instructions: If application criteria are met, an application packet is assembled by the Officer Specialty Branch, Minnesota Army National Guard Recruiting Command. That packet is forwarded through military channels to the “branch specific approval authority” for review and consideration. This review process takes approximately 3-6 months from date of application.
- Obtain an ecclesiastical approval from your denomination or faith group
- Be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited graduate program
- Be between 21 and 37 years of age* at the time you receive your commission (Age waivers may be possible up to 47 in states with a requirement to fill a persistent shortage)
- Be a full-time student working toward a graduate degree in theology consisting of 72 or more hours
- Meet the prescribed medical and moral standards for appointment as a commissioned officer
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Have completed an accredited qualifying degree program
- Be able to obtain a Secret security clearance
Additional Information: Applicants must be enrolled in seminary or must possess a Masters degree with at least half of the minimum of 72 credit hours in courses on religion.
Compensation Details: Qualified soldiers receive exceptional education opportunities, pay, compensation, student loan repayment, benefits, and retirement opportunities.
Chaplain (MAJ) Philip (Buddy) A. Winn, Jr.
JFHQ-MN Full Time Support Chaplain
34ID Operations Chaplain
Office: (651) 282-4291