Supporting Personnel, Families, and Commands
MCO 1730.6F instructs Chaplains, RPs, and other religious ministry team (RMT) members to support commanding officers with accommodating the religious needs of Marines, their families and authorized personnel. Whether these teams are small or large, RMTs have a covenant to support those they serve by:
Providing professional religious ministry through worship services, religious education, weddings, funerals, and other religious rituals and rites.
Facilitating for the religious needs of our people from other religious traditions by identifying their religious needs and coordinating support from other chaplains, civilian clergy, and lay leaders.
Caring for our people with dignity, respect, and compassion, regardless of individual beliefs, and making informed and professional referrals. Chaplains are available 24/7 with confidential counseling to ensure service members and their families have the spiritual resilience to cope with the inevitable hardships of military life.
Advising commanding officers on the accommodation of religious needs; on the moral, ethical, and spiritual well-being of our people; and on religious matters that affect the command’s mission.
***Any religious content posted is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps.***
Harold Woodruff CDR, USN
MCU, Command Chaplin
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