Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Military Studies; Religion, Clergy; Theology
Chaplain, Emmanuel, Fleet Marine Force
Crouterfield, Bruce, "The Value of the Navy Chaplain In the Fleet Marine Force Environment" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 150.
As a result of interviews, it was found that many Naval Chaplains serving in the Fleet Marine Force fail to have an accurate sense of worth as they serve the people God has called them to serve. Because Marines and Sailors don’t share with their chaplains how they really think of the chaplain, the chaplain is left wondering about his significance. Through interviews and questionnaires, Marines and Sailors serving in the Fleet Marine Force were queried regarding their concept of the value of the Naval Chaplain serving in the Fleet Marine Force. In short, it was found that for the average Marine and Sailor serving in combat units, their chaplains are their “Emmanuel Factor;” their “God with us” factor.