US Army Chaplain Center and School

US Army Chaplain Center and School
Fort Jackson, South Carolina

The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS) is part of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center (AFCC), which also includes the Air Force Chaplain Service Institute (AFCSI) and the U.S. Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC). The three schools are co-located at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C.

In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decided to put all military ministry training at the same location.

The purpose of the AFCC is to have closer cooperation among the three chaplain corps and to share instruction and training.

The U.S. Army Chaplain School was approved on 9 February 1918. Its first session began on 3 March 1918, at Fort Monroe, Virginia. Chaplain (MAJ) Aldred A. Pruden, who developed the plan for the school, was named the first commandant of the school. It subsequently moved to Camp Zachary Taylor (Kentucky), Camp Grant (Illinois), Fort Leavenworth (Kansas), Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indiana), Harvard University (Massachusetts), Fort Devens (Mass.), Fort Oglethorpe (Georgia), Carlisle Barracks (Pennsylvania), Fort Slocum (New York) (1951–62), Fort Hamilton (N.Y.) (1962–74), Fort Wadsworth (N.Y.) (1974–79), and Fort Monmouth (New Jersey) (1979–95).

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chapcmd Chaplain (Colonel) James LaMar Griffin was commissioned and assigned as an Army Chaplain in 1986. Prior to entering active duty, he served as Associate Pastor, White Oak Hills Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia 1983-1986… chapcsm Command Sergeant Major Boris Bolaños is a native of Panama City, Panama. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 15 March 1989, and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. After completing BCT, he attended the Chaplain Assistant …

 

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