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AR 670-1: Chapter 20–6: Chaplain’s Apparel

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a. Scarves. Chaplain’s scarves are organizational issue items based on faith and described as:

(1) Christian faith. A scarf of standard Army ecclesiastical pattern, of suitable black material, 9 feet long. On each end, in gold-colored machine embroidery, the scarf is embroidered with the coat of arms of the United States 3 inches high, with the Christian chaplain’s insignia, 4 inches high, spaced 1/2 inch below the coat of arms. The bottom edge of the Christian insignia is 6 1/2 inches from the end of the scarf.

(2) Jewish faith. A scarf of standard Army ecclesiastical pattern, of suitable white or black material, 9 feet long. On each end, in gold-colored machine embroidery, the scarf is embroidered with the coat of arms of the United States 3 inches high, with the Jewish chaplain’s insignia, 4 inches high, spaced 1/2 inch below the coat of arms. The bottom edge of the Jewish insignia is 6 1/2 inches from the end of the scarf.

(3) Muslim faith. A scarf of standard Army ecclesiastical pattern, of suitable white or black material, 9 feet long. On each end, in gold-colored machine embroidery, the scarf is embroidered with the coat of arms of the United States 3 inches high, with the Muslim chaplain’s insignia, 4 inches high, spaced 1/2 inch below the coat of arms. The bottom edge of the Muslim insignia is 6 1/2 inches from the end of the scarf.

b. Vestments. Chaplains are authorized to wear the military uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire prescribed by ecclesiastical law or denominational practice, when conducting religious services.

c. Chaplain and chaplain candidate insignia. See paragraphs 21–10c(10) and (12) for the description and wear policy of chaplain and chaplain candidate branch insignia.

d. How worn. Chaplains may wear the chaplain’s scarf or stole with the uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire when conducting religious services.