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Army - Military Chapel and Chaplain Flags (U.S.)

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Military Chapel Flags

The Chapel flag is used only in chapels on Army installations, and is always displayed with the U.S. National Flag. Its proportions are 4'5" at the hoist by 5'6" on the fly.
Tom Gregg, 7 July 1998

Christian Faith Chapel Flag

[Military Chapel Flag of the Christian Faith] image by Tom Gregg, 17 July 1998

Chaplain's Flags

Besides the chapel flags, there are chaplain's flags for use in the field. The are 2' at the hoist by 3' on the fly, dark blue with the appropriate insignia in white, and are used to mark the chaplain's location when divine services are held in the field. There is a flag for the Christian faith with a white cross, the Jewish faith with the Jewish chaplain's insignia.

All Army units with an assigned chaplain are authorized a Chaplain Kit, which is a standard issue item containing all the religious impedimentia necessary to conduct divine services. The kit includes two Chaplain Flags, one Christian and one Jewish. The flags are used in the field to mark the location where divine services are to be conducted. They are displayed in any number of ways: on flagpoles improvised from tent or camouflage net poles, draped over the hood of a vehicle, hung vertically over a tent entrance, etc. Unlike the Chapel Flags, they need not be displayed with the U.S. National Flag.

Tom Gregg, 18 July 1998

The amendment to the regulation adds two more flags, for the Muslim and Buddhist faiths. Muslim flag, as I recall is white crescent on blue flag; Buddhist is blue flag with white symbol (dharma cakra) that I believe is called "wheel of the most excellent law." Looks sort of like a ship's helm.
Tom Gregg and Joe McMillan, 8 September 1999

Jewish Faith Chaplain's Flag

[Chaplain's Flag of the Jewish Faith] image by Tom Gregg, 18 July 1998

Regimental Color

Chaplain (MAJ) Martin E. Matthis informed me that the Chaplain Regimental Color is 3'x4', dark (near navy) blue field with a large, centered Chaplain Corps crest, a scroll underneath which says Chaplain Corps, and gold fringe. It resides at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center & School at Fort Jackson, the Regimental Home of the Chaplaincy."
David Fowler, 10 September 1999