CIU Alumnus Develops Course for New Army Chaplains

April 18, 2017

Applying classroom training to realistic environments  

Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew K. Arrington is concerned that new Army chaplains are ready to minister to the troops beginning with their first assignment. That’s why the CIU alumnus has developed the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CHBOLC), an intensive outcomes-based, entry-level training process for new chaplains and chaplain candidates who apply classroom training to realistic environments.  

Arrington graduated from CIU in 2005 with a Master of Divinity degree. Today, he works out of the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.

Learn more about Arrington’s Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course in the article “Capstone field exercise tests skills of new chaplains,” published by the U.S. Army.

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