Chaplain of the Coast Guard

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Daniel L. Mode

Chaplain of the Coast Guard

Captain Daniel L. Mode earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy in 1988 at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He then attended Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and graduated in 1992 with Master’s Degrees...

Commandant (CG-00A) 
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE 
U.S. Coast Guard Stop 7000
Washington, DC 20593-7000

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Chaplain Corps Vision Statement:
"Mission-ready members and families of the Naval Service, strengthened and supported by professional religious ministry."

Chaplain Corps Mission Statement:
To inspire hope and strengthen spiritual well-being through the delivery and coordination of effective religious ministry at sea and ashore."

Chaplain Corps Core Capabilities:

PROVIDE: Providing professional religious ministry through worship services, religious education, weddings , funerals and other religious rituals and rites.
FACILITATE: Facilitating for the religious needs of our people from other religious traditions by identifying their needs and coordinating support from other chaplains, civilian clergy and lay leaders.
CARE: Caring for our people with dignity, respect and compassion, regardless of an individual's beliefs, and making informed and professional referrals. Chaplains are available 24/7 with confidential counseling to ensure service members and their families have the spiritual resilience to cope with the inevitable hardships of military life.
ADVISE: Advising commanding officers on the accommodation of religious needs; on the moral, ethical and spiritual well-being of our people; and on religious matters that affect the command's mission.