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Moral Conflict & Courageous Leadership

A new independent training module has been added to The Chaplain Kit Education page! In “Moral Conflict & Courageous Leadership” Chaplain Bob Boettcher, ethicist at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence, helps chaplains better understand morality in the context of leadership. This training was presented at Fort Rucker, 11 February 2021, for the 110th Aviation Brigade Unit Ministry Teams.

Click here to go to the training page where you’ll find the video, presentation slides and lesson plans.

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Coming soon to The Chaplain Kit…

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WW2 Padres’ Battle School

This article, published just over a month before D-Day, gives a brief glimpse at some of the expedited training British Soldiers received before going off to war.

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The modern padre learns the art of camouflage. Green webbing, a tuft or two of grass, and a smear with special camouflage paint, soon do the trick.

“The modern padre learns the art of camouflage. Green webbing, a tuft or two of grass, and a smear with special camouflage paint, soon do the trick.

“Like a swordless Crusader, the front-line padre prepares to go out with the armies of liberation. Straw and greasepaint hide his clerical collar, for he trains in his camouflage kit. But he is ready and eager to take back the things of the spirit to a Europe which has known little but filth and firing squad for nearly five torturous years.

“Today, in a lovely village in the Midlands, you can find this modern padre with a crusader shield as a ‘flash’ on his shoulder. For picked volunteers, young men and tough for the most part, go up there week by week to attend what is locally known as the Padres’ Battle School.”

(Continue reading “Padres’ Battle School” here…)

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