FY-18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS:
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SUBJ/FY-18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1730.7D, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY WITHIN IN THE DEPARTMENT
OF THE NAVY. REF B IS NAVEDTRA 135C, NAVY SCHOOL MANAGEMENT MANUAL. REF C
IS SECNAVINST 5351.1, PROFESSIONAL NAVAL CHAPLAINCY. REF D IS OPNAVINST
1730.1E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE NAVY. REF E IS MCO 1730.6E, RELIGIOUS
MINISTRY IN THE MARINE CORPS.
REF F IS COMDTINST M1730.4C, RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES WITHIN THE COAST GUARD.//
RMKS/1. As directed in reference (a), the Chief of Chaplains is program
sponsor for the professional development of Chaplain Corps
(CHC) officers and enlisted Religious Program Specialists (RP). The Chief of
Chaplains conducts annual short-course training for CHC officers and RPs to
update essential techniques and practices in military ministry. Pursuant to
reference (b), this training enables chaplains to obtain continuing education
units which may be required to maintain their credentials with their
2. FY-18 professional development training will consist of a total of four
days. The Professional Development Training Workshop (PDTW), conducted the
first day, focuses on Professional Naval Chaplaincy in line with reference
(c). All chaplains and RPs are expected to attend.
3. The subsequent 3 day Professional Development Training Course
(PDTC) will address A Strategy for the Delivery of Religious Ministry to
Nones, Dones, and Millennials. The goal of the training is to provide
chaplains and RPs with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver
meaningful religious ministry to those who express no religious preference,
or antagonism towards religion and those who are characterized as the
4. The FY-18 PDTW and PDTC are offered at the following CONUS and OCONUS
8-11 January 2018 NAS Jacksonville, FL
22-25 January 2018 NAVSUPPACT Naples, Italy
12-15 February 2018 MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
20-23 February 2018 JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, VA
5-8 March 2018 MCB Kaneohe Bay, HI
19-22 March 2018 MCB Camp Pendleton, CA
9-12 April 2018 MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
23-26 April 2017 MCAS Miramar, CA
7-10 May 2018 Naval Base Kitsap, WA
21-24 May 2018 Naval Station Norfolk, VA
4-7 June 2018 Naval Base San Diego, CA
18-21 June 2018 NCBC Gulfport, MS
5. Subject to local approval, commands are authorized to provide
appropriated funds in support of religious ministries within the command to
include funding chaplains and RPs to attend annual PDTCs pursuant to
references (d) through (f). Chaplains and RPs can register for the FY-18
Professional Development Training through the Enterprise Navy Training
Reservation System. More about the process can be found on MilBook.
Registration is on a space available basis. Chaplains and RPs must register
separately for the PDTW (CIN:A-5G-0005, CDP: 06ZZ) and the PDTC (CIN:P-5G-
1303, CDP: 07A2).
Participants are encouraged to attend the training in their local area.
6. There is required read-ahead material for the PDTW and the PDTC.
The material is posted on MilBook and can be downloaded from link:
7. The point of contact for registration issues is the Naval Chaplaincy
School and Center Training Management Specialist, Mr.
John Lee at who can be reached (803) 751-9018/DSN 734 or via email at
8. This NAVADMIN is canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2018.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//