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TITLE:  DoD Instruction 1304.28, "Guidance for the Appointment of Chaplains for the Military Departments," 06/11/2004

SUMMARY:   This Instruction:  1.  Implements DoD Directive 1304.19 and Section 643 of title 10, United States Code.  2.  Cancels Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy) Memorandum “Educational Requirements for Military Chaplain Applicants,” April 2, 2002; Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) Memorandum, “Assignment of Chaplains for Military Service,” October 14, 2003 and DD Form 2741, "Department of Defense Ecclesiastical Endorsing Organization Verification/Reverification Information."  3.  Assigns responsibilities appointing chaplains for the Military Departments and identifies the educational and ecclesiastical requirements for appointment of military chaplains.  4.  Modifies requirements and procedures for Religious Organizations to endorse religious ministry professionals for the chaplaincy.  5.  Implements and establishes the criteria and procedures for the administrative separation and loss of professional qualifications of chaplains of the Military Departments.

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OPR:  USD(P&R), 703-697-5001