Because the profession of chaplaincy has significant challenges in balancing ones spiritual life while providing spiritual resiliency to ones Soldiers, a chaplain must have an identity that is God centered, self-knowing and Soldier focused. In our stressful military world, we are often pushed and pulled in different ways. At times these ways can be contradictory to previous instructions or require clarification and negotiation to sort them out. It’s fair to suggest that it can be demanding and even frustrating at times. Our identity grounds us in times like these but also tells us who and what we are.