Religious Support Directorate, JFHQ NCR/MDW

The Religious Support (RS) Directorate advises the Senior Commander, Joint Force Headquarters – National Capital Region (NCR)/US Army Military District of Washington (MDW) and staff on all matters pertaining to chaplains, chaplain activities and ministry, morals, and morals as affected by religion in current and contingency operations in a joint environment (Executive Order 202330Z, dated 20 Jun 2003). The RS Directorate provides spiritual and moral leadership as well as ceremonial support within the command. The RS Directorate provides technical oversight of religious activities for all subordinate commands and installations in the NCR. The RS Directorate implements the plans, policies, and programs of Headquarters, Department of the Army Chief of Chaplains, as they relate to JFHQ-NCR/MDW IAW AR 165-1.  

Points of Contact

  • Command Chaplain:   202-902-0213
  • Deputy Command Chaplain: 202-902-0210
  • Joint Plans and Ops Chaplain: 202-902-0211
  • Pastoral Care Chaplain (MPS): 202-902-0212
  • Master Religious Affairs NCOIC: 202-902-0209
  • Operations Religious Affairs NCO: 202-902-0208

Links for NCR Installation Religious Support

Fort Belvoir:
https://home.army.mil/belvoir/index.php/my-fort/all-services/chaplains-1

Fort Meade:
https://home.army.mil/meade/index.php/my-fort/all-services/chaplains-1/religious-support-office

Memorial Chapel, JBM-HH:
https://home.army.mil/jbmhh/index.php/teamJBMHH/about/Base/religious-support

Fort A.P. Hill:
https://home.army.mil/aphill/index.php/contact/ch


  • Photo of Chaplain Michael ShellmanCommand Chaplain Chaplain (Colonel) Michael T. Shellman
  • Photo of James FosterDeputy Command Chaplain Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) James J. Foster
  • Photo of Tammie CrewsDeputy Command Chaplain (Outgoing) Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Tammie E. Crews
  • Photo of Thomas O’FlanaganJoint Plans and Ops Chaplain Chaplain (Commander) Thomas O’Flanagan
  • Photo of Vincent A. CummingsPastoral Care Chaplain (MPS) Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Vincent A. Cummings
  • Photo of Adam D. WestermannMaster Religious Affairs NCOIC Master Sergeant Adam D. Westermann
  • Operations Religious Affairs NCO Staff Sergeant Elijah T. DeLoach