Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Where is the US Army Institute for Religious Leadership (USA-IRL) located?

A: The US Army Institute for Religious Leadership is located at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Our street address is 10100 Lee Road, Fort Jackson, SC 29207.

Q: How can I become an Army Chaplain or Religious Affairs Specialist?

A: Army Chaplains and Religious Affairs Specialist are accessioned in much the same manner as other Army Officers and enlisted personnel. If you are a civilian, the best place to start your journey is with your local Army Recruiter. Additionally you can check out if you’re interested in becoming an Army Chaplain or for becoming a Religious Affairs Specialist.

Q: How can I get information about an upcoming course or class date?

A: If you are currently a service member inquiring about the availability of an upcoming course or particular class at USA-IRL the first thing to do is to contact your unit training NCO and have them look up the information on the Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) using School Code 805D. For more specific course information such as packing lists, etc., contact the USA-IRL Registrar at Welcome packets and emails for upcoming courses are typically sent 4-6 weeks prior to scheduled start dates.

Q: Where can I find current Army Religious Support Doctrine or Regulation?

A: The most recent versions of Army Regulation 165-1, Army Chaplain Corps Activities, and Field Manual 1-05, Religious Support, can be accessed from the Army Publishing Directorate website at Specific inquiries about the Doctrine of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps should be addressed to the Capabilities Development Integration Directorate (CDID) at

Q: Where can I find school approved training products or resources?

A: If you’re interested in locating school approved training products check Some of the resources on this site require authentication (either with an Army Knowledge Online account or a Common Access Card) and others are publicly available.

You can also check  For additional  information or assistance with products specific to the U.S. Army Institute for Religious Leadership contact the USA-IRL Training Directorate at

I have another question or I’m not sure to whom I should direct my inquiry. Who can I contact for information?

Please send an email to the USA-IRL Webmaster at and we’ll do our best to get your inquiry to the best agency or individual for resolution.