Accession Number : ADA307412

Title :   The Role and Mission of Chaplains in Humanitarian Assistance and Peace Operations (HA/POs).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Kibben, Margaret G.

PDF Url : ADA307412

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Chaplains can play an important role in humanitarian assistance and peace operations (HA/POs). Operation SEA SIGNAL proved the value of incorporating chaplains into Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW). Their professional training, their unique expertise, and their military experience made them valuable to the JTF commander and necessary to the success of the mission. The operation also brought to light issues that need to be addressed if chaplains are going to function effectively in future HA/POs. Questions having to do with bodies and billets, tasking and training, and unity of effort all need to be answered for chaplains to function effectively in future operations. Most importantly, these operations provide a new arena for chaplains, but require both commanders and chaplains to think 'out of the box,' beyond the traditional role and mission of chaplains.

Descriptors :   *MISSIONS, *WORK FUNCTIONS, *ROLES(BEHAVIOR), *CHAPLAINS, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, THESES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY TRAINING, BILLETS(PERSONNEL), BODIES, RELIGION.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE