Integrity – Volunteer Service – Excellence – Respect
Ch. Capt. Camille Barlow - email
Utah Wing Chaplain Support Specialist
Maj. Naomi Hendricks - email
Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps
The CAP Chaplain Corps is an organization of endorsed and appointed clergy and community members whose mission is to oversee the moral and spiritual welfare of our members and to guide them in living out our core values.
A chaplain is an officer who is a member of the clergy and is appointed and endorsed as a CAP chaplain. Chaplains represent their various faith groups and support the pluralistic ministry of the CAP Chaplain Corps. Chaplains are able to advise on religious, ethical, moral, and morale issues confronting the commander and his/her subordinates. Chaplains are trained to provide caring and appropriate crisis response. Chaplains are also equipped to provide counsel or referral for squadron members who are facing challenges. Chaplains have clergy privileged communication protection by law, so the chaplain can provide a safe confidential sounding board. Chaplains have rank without command. CAP chaplains are the only members of CAP who can directly serve Air Force active, Reserve, and Guard units. Chaplains are always addressed as Chaplain, regardless of grade.
Chaplain Support Specialist (Formerly Character Development Instructor or CDI)
Character Development is a required part of the CAP Cadet Program, and cadets must participate in Character Development sessions in order to promote. A Chaplain Support Specialist (CSS) is part of the CAP Chaplain Corps and provides this important training to the cadets within his/her local unit. A CSS is not a chaplain, but is an important part of the CAP Chaplain Corps. The CAP Character Development program teaches CAP cadets ethical thinking and decision making through monthly seminars. A CSS can make a tremendous difference in the life of every cadet by mentoring and instructing them in CAP's core values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect.
For more information, visit the CAP Chaplain Corps website or contact the Utah Wing Chaplain or Utah Wing Chaplain Support Specialist.