One of the workshops at the 2nd International OutServe Leadership Conference held at the Shades of Green Military Resort in Orlando Fla. from October 25-28, 2012 is “So you want to get Married at a Military Chapel?” In preparation for the presentation, the Forum contacted the offices of the Chiefs of Chaplains to inquire about relevant instructions regarding this issue.
We were informed there are only two memos which apply. The first is from the former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Clifford Stanley and addresses Chaplains officiating at private ceremonies. The second from the DoD General Counsel, Jeh Johnson, discusses use of DoD facilities. There are no additional memos, instruction or other guidance from the Military Secretaries, Chiefs of Staff/CNO or Chiefs of Chaplains.