The selection process involves endorsement by your Sending Church and a familiarisation visit to meet serving chaplains at an Army base. There are security, child protection, and medical checks and clearances.
You then attend the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) at Westbury, presided over by the Chaplain-General. The board does not assess your vocation in general, but rather your aptitude for exercising that vocation in a military context.
If you are offered a commission, you will undertake initial training at the Armed Forces’ Chaplaincy Centre. You then spend a few months at your first unit before undergoing military training on the ten-week Professionally Qualified Officers’ course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
For further information please contact The Revd Dr Jim Francis MBE CF
Telephone: 01264 887064
Army Headquarters, MOD Chaps(A),
Ground Floor, Zone 1, IDL 433,
Blenhiem Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road,
Andover, Hampshire SP11 8HJ