Chaplain Services

The mission of the D.C. National Guard Chaplain Corps is to provide religious support to our Soldiers, Airmen and their families.

In the pluralistic setting of the military, the Chaplains provides religious support to individuals from all faith traditions. To achieve this, Chaplains cooperate with one other without compromising the standards and tenets of their faith tradition.

Chaplains perform religious support activities according to their faith and conscience and provide religious support for those of other faith groups by coordinating with another chaplain or qualified individual to perform the support needed. 

How a Chaplain Can Assist You

Whether you need help finding the right counselor, are walking through a difficult time in your life, or just want to find out about the resources available to you as a member of the D.C. National Guard Family, you have come to the right place. Your Chaplains are here to help you connect with the appropriate resources and to work hand-in-hand with our great team in Family Services to help you successfully navigate the amazing challenges of life and the great adventures of serving our nation as a member of the D.C. National Guard. Some of the services the Chaplains provide include:

  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • A listening ear in support of the ups and downs of life
  • Referral to programs in support of specific needs
  • Being a point of contact for direct connection to your Brigade, Battalion or Wing Chaplain
  • Information on the Strong Bonds Program
  • Community requests for support
Command Chaplain

Chaplain (COL) Bobby R. Patton Jr.