DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) CHAPLAINS ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT EXTENSION

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SUBJ/DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON) CHAPLAINS ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT 
EXTENSION// 


REF/A/DOC/DODI 1304.28 PARAGRAPH 6// 
AMPN/REF A IS THE PROCEDURE FOR THE REQUIREMENT OF ECCLESIASTICAL 
ENDORSEMENT.// 
RMKS/1.  IN THE EVENT A CHAPLAIN'S ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT EXPIRES, 
HE/SHE MAY BE PROCESSED FOR INVOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION.  THE 
ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT FOR INITIAL ACTIVE DUTY IS VALID ONLY FOR A 
THREE-YEAR PERIOD (ENCLOSURE 6 OF REF A).
2.  CHAPLAINS DESIRING TO SERVE BEYOND THE INITIAL THREE YEARS MUST 
REQUEST FROM THEIR ENDORSING AGENT A NEW ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT FOR 
EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY.  THIS SHOULD BE DONE NO EARLIER THAN FIFTEEN 
MONTHS AND NO LATER THAN NINE MONTHS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THE 
INITIAL ENDORSEMENT.  
FAILURE TO SUBMIT THIS REQUEST IN A TIMELY FASHION MAY CONSTITUTE A 
REQUEST FOR RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY.
3.  IN ADDITION TO THE REQUEST TO HIS/HER ENDORSING AGENT, A CHAPLAIN 
SHOULD PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION REQUEST FORM OF INTENT TO REMAIN ON 
ACTIVE DUTY TO COMMANDER, NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND (NMPC 4414).  IT MUST 
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS:
     A.  PER PARAGRAPH 6 OF DODI 1304.28, A CHAPLAIN MUST HAVE AN 
ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT.  THE ECCLESISTICAL ENDORSEMENT FOR INITIAL 
ACTIVE DUTY IS FOR A THREE-YEAR PERIOD, AND IS DOCUMENTED ON DDFORM 
2088 PROVIDED IN DODI 1304.28, ENCLOSURE 6.
     B.  SINCE IT IS MY INTENT TO SERVE BEYOND THE INITIAL THREE YEARS, 
I HAVE REQUESTED A NEW ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE 
DUTY.
4.  THE REQUESTING CHAPLAIN SHALL FORWARD THIS NOTIFICATION VIA HIS/HER 
COMMANDING OFFICER, COPY TO THE CHIEF OF NAVY CHAPLAINS.  THIS 
NOTIFICATION IS NECESSARY FOR DETAILING AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT.  
ABSENT SHOWING OF GOOD CAUSE, LETTERS OF INTENT WILL GENERALLY NOT BE 
ACCEPTED AFTER A CHAPLAIN HAS LESS THAN NINE MONTHS REMAINING ON 
HIS/HER INITIAL THREE-YEARS ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE OBLIGATION TO THE NAVY 
CHAPLAIN CORPS.
5.  RECORDS CURRENTLY INDICATE A NEED FOR AN EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY 
ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENT FOR THE FOLLOWING CHAPLAINS:
READ NAME, DESIG
DAIGLE DAVID A		4100    DART JASON STUART	4100
DELANEY CONRAD TODD	4100    EICHELBERGER VALERIE DIANN 4100
FOSTER DEVON HUGH	      4100    FOWLER TODD DAMON	4100
MASON SCOTT PATRICK	4100    OFLANAGAN THOMAS PATRICK 4100
OLSON MATTHEW DAYMOND  4100    PERRY JEFFREY ALAN       4100
PRESSER ALLEN A        4100    PURVIS BRYAN EDWARD      4100
STEWART WILLIAM MARION JR 4100 WILSON RUSSELL HENRY II  4100 
6.  ALL ORIGINAL ECCLESIASTICAL ENDORSEMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO:
		CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS (N0971T)
		COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT
		2 NAVY ANNEX ROOM 1057
		WASHINGTON, DC 20370
7.  NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY CAN BE EMAILED OR 
FAXED TO:
	A.  NMPC 4414: JOHNNY.POOLE@NAVY.MIL OR FAX 901-874-2676
	B.  CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS (N0971T): VERONICA.K.BERTO@NAVY.MIL OR FAX 
703-693-5408.
8.  RELEASED BY RADM R. F. BURT, CHIEF OF NAVY CHAPLAINS.// 
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