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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hindu Chaplain Programs In US Department of Defense

By PHP Staff
Saturday, April 16, 2011
(Photo : State Sen. Satveer Chaudhary left, Steven Spielberg, and Col. Ravi Chaudhary at last week's state dinner in 2009, USA)

UNITED STATES, April 2011, (by Lt. Col. Ravi Chaudhary): The tremendous growth of South Asians in the Department of Defense has brought about the need build the first Dharmic/Hindu Military Chaplain Programs in DoD. I have been working with a team of action officers here in the Pentagon to make this diversity program a reality. The Office of the Secretary of Defense has officially approved the first Hindu Chaplain endorsing agency, and we are now looking for recruits, as well as follow-on programs for more Indic faith participation. See this testimonial for some background here.

The goal of our team is simple: to meet the spiritual needs of military members and families who are sacrificing so much for our nation. We have received several notes and testimonials from military members, and I'm told the President was recently briefed on this endeavor by White House staff; so momentum is building! As we continue to move forward, I would like to reach out to you for your support, awareness, and involvement. We need to recruit candidates to serve as the first Dharmic military chaplains!


POC is Chaplain Manning (502) 626-4014
Sgt Cantu (502)-626-1082

CAPT Henry Nixon

Air Force
POC is Chaplain Giannone

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