Faith is what brings us completeness.
A centrally featured refuge amidst the landscape of RTC is the Recruit Memorial Chapel, which houses the Religious Ministries Department.
In honoring those who serve our country, chaplains, assisted by Religious Program Specialists, provide religious services for those from their own faith tradition, facilitate for the religious needs of those of all faith traditions, offer care to all personnel, regardless of religious affiliation, through counsel, pastoral care, and ‘deck-plate,’ and advise command leadership in areas pertaining to religious and spiritual issues.
The Secretary of the Navy, Richard Spencer, and Chief of Chaplains, Rear Adm. Brent Scott, released the Department of the Navy (DON) Strategic Plan for Religious Ministry to provide guidance on how to support the warfighter’s spiritual needs at home and sea; in peace and war.
The chapel staff is committed to assisting RTC’s overall mission of transforming civilians into Sailors. RTC chaplains are assigned to recruit barracks (ship) and staff work centers, in order to be readily available for the spiritual and emotional needs of all personnel.
In caring for all, RTC Chaplains are available for individual counsel at the recruit memorial chapel. Recruits requesting to speak with a chaplain may do so through their chain of command.
As chaplains and RPs they pride themselves in defending the Constitutional right to the free exercise of religion for all people. Religious services are conducted at the Recruit Memorial Chapel regularly on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings and on special religious Holy days. An array of faith tradition services are offered each weekend, utilizing chaplain, uniformed military, and civilian volunteer worship leaders.