​FY-17 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS

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NAVADMIN 002/17

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SUBJ/FY-17 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS 
PROGRAM SPECIALISTS//



REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/8AUG08//
REF/B/DOC/SECNAV/21APR11//
REF/C/DOC/SECNAV/23JAN09//
REF/D/DOC/NAVEDTRA/MAR10//
REF/E/DOC/JP/20NOV13//
REF/F/DODI/21AUG07//
REF/G/SECNAV/10NOV05//
REF/H/OPNAV/25APR12//
REF/I/MCO/4JUN12//
REF/J/COMDINST/9MAR12//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1730.7D, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF 
THE NAVY.  
REF B IS SECNAVINST 5351.1, PROFESSIONAL NAVAL CHAPLAINCY.  
REF C IS SECNAVINST 1730.10, CHAPLAIN ADVISEMENT AND LIASON.  REF D IS 
NAVEDTRA 135C, NAVY SCHOOL MANAGEMENT MANUAL.
REF E IS JOINT PUBLICATION 1-05, RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS IN JOINT OPERATIONS.  
REF F IS DOD INSTRUCTION 6400.06 OF 21 AUGUST 2007, DOMESTIC ABUSE INVOLVING 
DOD MILITARY AND CERTAIN AFFILIATED PERSONNEL.  
REF G IS SECNAVINST 1752.3B, FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM (FAP).  
REF H IS OPNAVINST 1730.1E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE NAVY.
REF I IS MCO 1730.6E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE MARINE CORPS.  
REF J IS COMDTINST 1730.4C, RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES WITHIN THE COAST GUARD.//

RMKS/1.  As directed in reference (a), this NAVADMIN establishes the Chief of 
Chaplains as program sponsor for the professional development of Chaplain 
Corps (CHC) officers and Religious Program Specialists (RP).  The Chief of 
Chaplains conducts annual short-course training for CHC officers and RP to 
update essential techniques and practices in military ministry.  This 
training enables chaplains to obtain continuing education units which may be 
required to maintain their credentials with their religious organizations.

2.  The FY-17 Professional Development Training will consist of two separate 
components for a total of four days.  The Professional Development Training 
Workshop (PDTW), conducted the first day, focuses on Professional Naval 
Chaplaincy pursuant to reference (b).  It is open to all chaplains and 
religious program specialists. The PDTW will enhance the capability of 
chaplains and religious program specialists to meet professional standards 
and develop leadership skills.

3.  The following three days of the Professional Development Training Course 
(PDTC) will address The Role of Chaplaincy in the Face of Violence.  Naval 
service personnel and their families face a broad spectrum of threats to 
include targeted and interpersonal violence.  Chaplains and RP must be 
prepared to respond appropriately to these threats and provide healing and 
recovery to individuals, families, and units.  The PDTC will enable chaplains 
and RP to provide effective religious ministry to those involved in 
circumstances of violence and to provide relevant advice to commanders as 
required by references (a) and (c).

4.  The FY-17 PDTW and PTDC are offered at the following CONUS and OCONUS 
locations:
DATE	                      LOCATION
13-16 February 2017         Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL
27 February-2 March 2017    Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA
13-16 March 2017            Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
27-30 March 2017            Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-
                            Fort Story, VA
10-13 April 2017            Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, HI
24-27 April 2017            Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA
8-11 May 2017               Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa,
                            Japan
22-25 May 2017              Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy
12-15 June 2017             Naval Base Kitsap, WA
26-29 June 2017             Naval Station Norfolk, VA
10-13 July 2017             Naval Base San Diego, CA
24-27 July 2017             Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL

5.  The PDTC was developed in line with references (d) and (e). Both the 
Under Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy, as directed in 
references (f) and (g), have called for training that better equips chaplains 
and RP in the areas of interpersonal/domestic violence.

6.  Subject to local approval, commands are authorized to provide 
appropriated funds in support of religious ministries within the command to 
include funding chaplains and RP to attend annual PDTCs as directed in 
references (h) through (j).  Chaplains and RP can register for the FY-17 
Professional Development Training through the Enterprise Navy Training 
Reservation System.  More information about the process can be found on 
MilBook.  Registration is on a space available basis.  Chaplains and RP must 
register separately for the PDTW (CIN:  A-5G-0005, CDP:  06ZZ) and the PDTC 
(CIN:  P-5G-1303, CDP:  07A2).  Participants are encouraged to attend the 
training in their local area.

7.  There is required read-ahead material for the PDTW and the PDTC.
The material is posted on MilBook and can be downloaded from link:
https://www.milsuite.mil/book/community/spaces/navychc/naval-
chaplaincy-school-center/pdtc-fy-2017-the-role-of-naval-chaplaincy-
in-the-face-of-violence

8.  The point of contact for registration issues is the Naval Chaplaincy 
School and Center Training Management Specialist, Mr. John Lee at (803) 751-
9018/DSN 734 or via email at john.f.lee.civ(at)mail.mil.

9.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September 
2017, whichever occurs first.

10.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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