Chaplain (CPT)
Joseph P. Palermo
  1/3 Battalion Chaplain

Our Mission
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  Provide comprehensive religious support to the 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment during all phases of the regiment's mission to ensure the free exercise of religion.

  Provide Moral leadership to the regiment to assist the regiment in developing and sustaining tactically and technically proficient soldiers and leaders.

  On order, provide religious support to the regiment during contingency operations as required.

Our Vision
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  To assist soldiers and family members of the regiment in making positive decisions, strengthening spiritual focus, improving family relationships, and leading principle-centered lives.

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  • Loyalty
  • Duty
  • Respect
  • Selfless Service
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Personal Courage
  • Spirituality
  • Accountability
  • Compassion
  • Religious Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Diversity

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  • Ministry Presence - To be where Soldiers are
  • Spiritual Fitness/Moral Leadership Training - Present programs to stengthen spiritual focus and reinforce Army values
  • Worship - Bringing God to Soldiers and Soldiers to God
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling - Equipping Soldiers to make positive life decisions and improve family relationships.

Goals and Objectives
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To assist Soldiers and families
  • Being available
  • RMT Professional Development
  • Create comfortable office area
Making positive decisions/principle centered lives
  • Counseling
  • Bible study
  • Religious accommodations
  • Moral leadership training
Strengthen spiritual focus
  • Counseling
  • Prayer breakfast
  • spiritual fitness training
  • Worship
  • Bible study
  • Religious accommodation
Improve family relationships
  • Marriage enrichment training
  • Counseling
  • Continual learning

Contact Us
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You can reach the 1/3 Battalion Chaplain at (703) 696-8130.

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August 18
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September 3
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September 7 - 11
Army Ten-Miler 
October 7
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October 8
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November 12
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