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U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

July 29, 2024, marks the 249th birthday of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.

“The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is one of the oldest and smallest branches of the Army. The Chaplain Corps dates back to 29 July 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized one chaplain for each regiment of the Continental Army, with pay equaling that of a captain. In addition to chaplains serving in Continental regiments, many militia regiments counted chaplains among their ranks.”

Source: The Army Historical Foundation

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U.S. Army: Army Chaplain Corps News