The Continental Congress established chaplains as an integral part of the Continental Army on July 29, 1775. Over the years, more than 25,000 chaplains have served in the U.S. Army as religious leaders. From military installations to deployed combat units, chaplains and chaplain assistants perform their ministries in the world’s most religiously diverse organization.

Always with Soldiers in war and in peace, Army chaplains have served in all of America’s major wars and combat engagements, from the Colonial era through present day.

Nearly 300 Army chaplains have laid down their lives in battle. Seven members of the Chaplain Corps have been awarded the Medal of Honor. About 2,700 chaplains, representing 140 different religious organizations, serve the Total Army.

Info about religious support on Belvoir is available by searching Religious Support Office at:, or by calling 703-806-3316.