Chaplains from the Army, Navy and Air Force are prepared to serve in a pluralistic religious environment, assure that the First Amendment Rights of the Constitution are granted to every Soldier, Sailor, Marine, Airman, Coast Guardsman, and Merchant Marine, which guarantees the Free Exercise of Religion. Additionally, the United States Department of Defense officially recognizes Chaplains of Roman Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu Faiths and others. Each Chaplain provides religious services and Sacraments to their particular faith group, in addition accommodating those in the practice their faith with their respective denominational Chaplains. Each Chaplain is endorsed by an Ecclesiastical Body recognized by the Department of Defense. Chaplains have a dual role of Clergy and Officer. Father Francis holds the rank of Captain. In addition to his duties at the Seminary and Consistory, he will be serving with the 111th Fighter Wing in Horsham Air Guard Station, Pennsylvania.