The Evangelical Chaplains Commission provides support and endorsement for evangelicals to minister as chaplains in the military and Department of Veterans Affairs. The Commission also connects and represents the chaplain ministries of NAE denominations, making it the largest representative body of chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans Administration.
The Commission provides ongoing support of its chaplains and their families through training conferences, visitation and regular correspondence with information that impacts their ministry and also provides assistance to churches that partner with individual chaplains through prayer and friendship.
The Evangelical Chaplains Commission was formed in 1944 to assist evangelical chaplains in the military. Although many denominational members of the Commission have developed their own endorsing agencies, the NAE directly endorses nearly 100 chaplains and candidates from small denominations or independent churches.
The Evangelical Chaplains Commission is an active member of The National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF) and The Endorsers Conference for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy (ECVAC). These bodies include the official representatives of all major faith groups in the United States.