Graduation Celebrates Sixty-One New Chaplains

A Graduation Ceremony held by the United States Chaplain Corps celebrated 61 new chaplains passing Chaplain Exams, including a number of Chabad chassidim and shluchim.

The United States Chaplain Corps (USCC) celebrated their latest Graduation Ceremony in March 2021. Sixty-one new recruits officially passed the Chaplain Exams and celebrated in a safe and socially distant celebration.  This class had the highest percentage of women ever who will be volunteering their time to assist with the support services that the USCC provides to the community.  

Guest Speakers at the ceremony included former Deputy Chief Charles Scholl of the NYPD who was awarded the Honorary Chaplain Award.  Former Deputy Chief Scholl joined the USCC board in January of 2021 acting as the General Director of Law Enforcement related affairs. 

“Many Rabbis and Chabad emissaries, as well as volunteers from all walks of live, have trained and passed the USCC Chaplain certification,” said Mendy Coën, Director General of the USCC.  “This is definitely providing an essential advantage when reaching out to new segment of any communities, as people are more open to receive the visit of a trained Chaplain,” asserts Coën.

The USCC has been fulfilling an essential function especially in the past year during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The USCC recognizes the need in the support of mental health issues that the community faces in times of crisis.  The USCC Chaplains are trained in Covid-19 management, Critical Incident Stress Management, Abuse & Neglect, Religious Pluralism and care, Addiction, Coping with Loss, Conflict Resolution, to name a few disciplines. Every Chaplain must pass a standardized test to advance as a field Chaplain.  

“It amazing to see how Chaplains are creating ever day new opportunities and helping people in their cities and states, says Coën.” The USCC is happy to welcome the new graduating class and is open to new volunteers to expand the coverage and reach of the Chaplain Corps across the continental USA.

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