Religious Program Specialist

Religious Program Specialist Religious Program Specialists (RPs) work with Navy chaplains to provide religious ministry support to Sailors, Marines, and their families. This Religious Program Specialist page is intended to keep RPs around the fleet connected to what is going on in the RP community and to help answer questions RPs may have.
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This page is also here to help those who are interested in the RP rating get answers to the questions they may have concerning he rate.

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RP1 Albia and RPSN Thurwanger engrave names onto the USS Bataan LHD-5 bell following a baptism. #ExceedingTheExpected #R...
10/19/2020

RP1 Albia and RPSN Thurwanger engrave names onto the USS Bataan LHD-5 bell following a baptism. #ExceedingTheExpected #RP #NavyChaplain #usnavy

05/28/2020
Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

We've heard it countless times over the past few months. We have to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19! But there is a different kind of "flattening" that needs attention during these times of catastrophe and difficulty....

05/12/2020
Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Shout out to the Religious Ministry Team onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and all the RMTs attached to Carrier Strike Group TEN! Check out the amazing work these chaplains and RPs are doing!

US Navy Chaplain Corps
10/03/2019

US Navy Chaplain Corps

To develop religious ministry professionals to have knowledge, skills and expertise to provide effective leadership at all levels, all are required to attend formalized professional development courses.

Here's Religious Program Specialist Master Chief Petty Officer Lissett Araiza. She briefs a group of senior chaplains and RPs on the importance of meeting the vision of the Chaplain Corps (Aug. 14, 2019).

Vision is to support Sea Services in the free exercise of religion for the well-being of all, encouraging and equipping them to fulfill their honorable commitments in war and peace. #RP, #NavyChaplains, U.S. Navy

Navy Times
09/05/2019
Navy Times

Navy Times

On this date in 1967, Lt. Vincent Robert Capodanno was killed in Vietnam's Que Son Valley. Here's why he received the Medal of Honor for his battlefield heroism.

Navy Times
09/02/2019

Navy Times

Cmdr. David Kim, a chaplain, is pinned to his current rank by his daughter and son during a promotion ceremony on board the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding's yard. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Angel Thuy Jaskuloski/Navy)

Naval History & Heritage Command
06/18/2019
Naval History & Heritage Command

Naval History & Heritage Command

Memorial Day honors the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the nation. A long standing and unique tradition in the U.S. Navy is honoring our fallen shipmates by burial at sea. Learn more about this hallowed tradition below.

USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78
06/18/2019

USS Gerald R. Ford - CVN 78

#Warship78 command religious ministries department was recognized as Ford's Division in the Spotlight last week. CRMD supports families and Sailors aboard #CVN78 by offering religious ministries and individual counseling. #IntegrityAtTheHelm #USNavy #Divisioninthespotlight

06/18/2019
Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Pursuing a Mentor #NavyChaplains #NavyCHC #KnowYourRMT #NavyRP

In the same way that gazelles are pursued by lions, mentors are pursued by their protégées.

06/17/2019
America's Navy

FACES OF THE FLEET. FORGED BY THE SEA: Religious Program Specialist Second Class Justin Alvarado

Some people find their purpose on the flight deck. Others, find it in faith. That’s what Justin Alvarado learned as he journeyed to Spain in search of a new path in the Navy.

04/26/2019
Chaplain of the Marine Corps

Chaplain of the Marine Corps

Marine Corps Base Quantico is offering a National Day of Prayer service on May 1st at 1130 at the Clubs of Quantico. A great opportunity to meet with the community of faith to lift up our nation, service members, communities, and leaders in prayer. #prayerworks!

Good luck to all chiefs eligible!
04/26/2019
Navy Times

Good luck to all chiefs eligible!

Congratulations to all the chiefs who will advance!

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy
04/24/2019
Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Religious Program Specialist Seaman David Miller and other church goers tackled a woman holding a baby with a gun in hand on Easter Sunday at the Tsidkenu Church in the Clairemont community of San Diego. RP Miller was where it mattered. Here's the story.

04/19/2019

SELRES RP Rating Overview - April 2019

04/19/2019

Active Duty RP Rating Overview - April 2019

04/19/2019

RP Community - RP Nonresident Training Course (RP NRTC)

Naval Education and Training Command
02/26/2019
Naval Education and Training Command

Naval Education and Training Command

Navy RP "A" School returned to NAS Meridian, Feb. 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“The relocation to Meridian allows our RPs the opportunity to develop as leaders and Sailors alongside their Navy enlisted counterparts.”
-- Capt. Steve Moses, Naval Chapaincy School and Center commanding officer

Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
02/25/2019

Naval Chaplaincy School and Center

Today, RP A (class 19010) convenes at the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC) Learning Site, Meridian, M.S. RPCS Brown, RP1 Pacheco, and RP2 Ebreo began training the new class! This is the first RP A class back in Meridian since the relocation of NCSC. #exceedtheexpected #RP #PNC

RP senior enlisted leaders (7) responding to questions at the Professional Development Training Workshop (PDTW) 2019 at ...
01/28/2019

RP senior enlisted leaders (7) responding to questions at the Professional Development Training Workshop (PDTW) 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Chapel.

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy
01/28/2019

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

Navy Chaplain Corps Professional Development Training Workshop and course (PDTW-PDTC) is underway at Camp Lejeune, Jan. 28, 2019. Training is introducing the goals of the new Department of the Navy Strategic Plan for Religious Ministry. U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, All Hands Magazine. #leaderdevelopment, #KnowYourRMT

01/22/2019

Defense Health Agency RMT connecting with RMTs around the world. Dale White, Bryan Bautista. U.S. Navy.

01/21/2019
Chaplain of the Marine Corps

Chaplain of the Marine Corps

Marines and Sailors, Today we remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man whose spiritual fitness gave him the courage to fight against injustice, oppression, and racial inequality in order to make the world a better place!

01/19/2019
Chaplain of the Marine Corps

Chaplain of the Marine Corps

RPs, Happy 40th Birthday! Thank you RPC Trinidad for sharing this video. I would like to thank every Religious Program Specialist for their steadfast support of Marines, Sailors, and their families. Without your commitment to the wellbeing of the Navy and Marine Corps Combat Team, chaplains would not be able to provide the essential religious ministry to our people. Again, Happy 40th Birthday and Semper Fidelis!

From: RPCM AraizaTo: All the RPs who participated in the first FY19 Professional Development Training Workshop and Cours...
01/16/2019

From: RPCM Araiza
To: All the RPs who participated in the first FY19 Professional Development Training Workshop and Course (PDTW/PDTC), 7-10 January 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Thank you for making this course a great success. You are a valued member of the RMT. Stay focused and engaged.
Hooyah RPs!!! #RP #NCSC #CHC

Religious Program Specialist's cover photo
01/16/2019

Religious Program Specialist's cover photo

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy
01/15/2019

Chief of Chaplains of the Navy

It's an honor to join the 40th Religious Program Specialist birthday celebration. RPs are dedicated members of religious ministry teams and continue to prove their value as professionals. Happy birthday RPs. All Hands Magazine, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy.

Naval Chaplaincy School and Center
01/15/2019

Naval Chaplaincy School and Center

Happy 40th anniversary to our Religious Program Specialists! Continue to exceed the expected, as you have done for the past four decades.

Navy Times
01/15/2019

Navy Times

Happy birthday, RPs! You don't look a day over 39. Airman Mylissa Duckette (left) and Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Robert Porter, the Naval Air Station Pensacola Religious Ministries department leading petty officer, cut a cake Monday to celebrate the 40th birthday of the RP rating. Yes, it was officially adopted by the U.S. Navy Jan. 15, 1979.

Fellow RP,As we celebrate 40 years of the RP rating, think of those who pioneered and championed for the creation of thi...
01/15/2019

Fellow RP,
As we celebrate 40 years of the RP rating, think of those who pioneered and championed for the creation of this great rating. Keep up the great work and “Exceed the Expected.”
Happy 40th Birthday!!!
- RPCM Araiza #RP #CHC, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, All Hands Magazine

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