Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines the role of military chaplains in the modern U.S. Army.The Armys operational tempo and demand on the force over the past 10 years have significantly increased the religious and pastoral needs of the force. The Chaplain Corps needs to begin focused efforts in doctrine, training, and leader development to strengthen chaplain identity that will support sustainment of Soldiers and Families souls. This paper examines identity models and appropriate formation principles. Utilization of formation across the domains of chaplain branch training will strengthen and instill a robust chaplain identity. A more robust chaplain identity will ensure consistent and comprehensive care for the religious and spiritual needs of Soldiers and Families. Attending to these needs with greater vitality and effectiveness will contribute to stronger souls and ultimately strengthen the Armys Soldiers and Families. According to the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Ray Odierno, these Soldiers and Families are the strength of our Army and our Nation.