I took attended two colleges my advice would be not to rush your journey. I took extra counseling classes in understanding ptsd and trauma, the impact of suicidal thoughts. I took classes on ethics and also 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education. I took classes in understanding taboos in cultures and crisis management.
Many of our chaplains had already been through seminary and were either rabbis/pastors/priests in their own religion. Depending on your faith, you have to have something from that diocese/convention/beis din in order to be released to serve in the military. It's not like a typical recruit/ MOS situation.
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