The history of the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy parallels the history of the Navy, itself. During the past century-and-a-half, chaplains of the Navy have shared the hardships and rewards that come to other naval personnel and have ministered to these in many ways. The chronicle of the activities of these padres of the sea—representing many religions and denominations—began with the Continental Navy and carry on to the present day. Explore the following resources to learn more.
Valor Awards to U.S. Navy Chaplains
Lieutenant Vincent Capodanno
Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. O’Callahan
Commander George S. Rentz
Lieutenant Junior Grade Aloysius H. Schmitt
Ships Named for Chaplains
Navy Chaplain Corps Infographics
- The Navy Chaplain's Manual, 1918
- Z-gram 116: "Expanded opportunities for women, including calling for acceptance of applications from women officers for Chaplain Corps"
- Chief of Chaplains: Organization and Administration/Historical Leadership/Chief of Chaplains (List of Chaplains Holding the Office )