Religion: The Navy Catches Up

U.S. naval chaplains have long complained that their chief, Captain Robert D. Workman, did not have sufficient prestige. His rank was below that of the Army Chief of Chaplains, Major General William R. Arnold, and his office was just an appendage of the Naval Bureau of Personnel. Last week, after a unanimous Senate vote, Chaplain Workman could not only sport the stripes of a rear admiral, but looked forward to coming home from a 25,000-mile Pacific tour to a brand-new office of the Chief of Naval Chaplains.


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