Department of the Army Regulation 165-1

Religious Activities

Army Chaplain Corps Activities


23 June 2015

Effective date: 23 July 2015

UNCLASSIFIED

PIN: 065957000

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History. This publication is a major revision.

Summary. This regulation prescribes policies on Total Army religious support activities, religious ministries, chaplain and religious affairs specialist personnel, chaplain recruitment, the Chaplain Candidate Program, policy development, mobilization and readiness, training, moral leadership, management of information, logistics, and resources.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent for this regulation is the Chief of Chaplains. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see apps C and D ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Office, Chief of Chaplains (DACH-Operations), 2700 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-2700.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Office, Chief of Chaplains (DACH-Operations), 2700 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-2700.

Committee management. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in the AR 15-1, then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and intended for command levels B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 165-1, dated 3 December 2009.


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