28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST (RP) RATING

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Active Number: 005/07

UNCLAS 261830Z JAN 07
CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
ALMAR
ALMAR 005/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC REL//
SUBJ/28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALIST (RP) RATING//
RMKS/1.  15 JANUARY 2007 MARKS THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELIGIOUS
PROGRAM SPECIALIST (RP) RATING. ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, I WOULD LIKE
TO TAKE THIS SPECIAL OCCASION TO THANK RPS FOR THEIR SPLENDID SUPPORT
OF MARINES AND SAILORS, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEFENSE OF OUR
GREAT NATION.
2.  RPS HAVE MADE NOTEWORTHY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE POSITIVE WELFARE AND
READINESS OF THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS FAMILY FOR 28 YEARS. IN TIMES OF
WAR AND PEACE, RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES
INVALUABLE MEMBERS OF THE RELIGIOUS MINISTRY TEAM IN THE SEA SERVICES.
3.  THE EXPANDED ROLE OF THE CHAPLAIN AND RP IN OUR NATIONS GLOBAL WAR
ON TERRORISM, MARINES HAVE COME TO EXPECT AND RELY UPON THE ENCOURAGEMENT,
SUPPORT, AND SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE THAT RELIGIOUS MINISTRY TEAMS PROVIDE.
YOU RICHLY DESERVE THE GRATITUDE OF ALL MARINES, SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
OUR SINCEREST WISHES FOR A HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. SEMPER FIDELIS AND GOD BLESS.
4.  J. T. CONWAY, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, 34TH COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.