Chaplain’s apparel

Found in Section 27.7 Page 160

Applies to Gender Both

a. Scarves.

(1) Type. The scarves are organizational issue items.

(2) Description.

(a) Christian faith. A scarf of standard Army ecclesiastical pattern, of suitable black material, 9 feet long. On each

end, in gold-colored machine embroidery, the scarf is embroidered with the coat of arms of the United States, 3 inches high, with the Christian chaplain’s insignia, 4 inches high, spaced 1⁄2 inch below the coat of arms. The bottom edge of the Christian insignia is 61⁄2 inches from the end of the scarf.

(b) Jewish faith. A scarf of standard Army ecclesiastical pattern, of suitable white or black material, 9 feet long. On each end, in gold-colored machine embroidery, the scarf is embroidered with the coat of arms of the United States, 3 inches high, with the Jewish chaplain’s insignia, 4 inches high, spaced 1⁄2 inch below the coat of arms. The bottom edge of the Jewish insignia is 61⁄2 inches from the end of the scarf.

(c) Muslim faith. A scarf of standard Army ecclesiastical pattern, of suitable white or black material, 9 feet long. On each end, in gold-colored machine embroidery, the scarf is embroidered with the coat of arms of the United States, 3 inches high, with the Muslim chaplain’s insignia, 4 inches high, spaced 1⁄2 inch below the coat of arms. The bottom edge of the Muslim insignia is 61⁄2 inches from the end of the scarf.

b. Vestments. Chaplains are authorized to wear the military uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire pre- scribed by ecclesiastical law or denominational practice, when conducting religious services.

c. Chaplain candidates will wear a distinctive nameplate, as prescribed, and the staff specialist branch insignia, in accordance with AR 165–1.

d. How worn. Chaplains may wear the chaplain’s scarf or stole with the uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire when conducting religious services.