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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton


Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

"The West Coast's Premier Expeditionary Training Base"

Chaplain, Security and Emergency Services Battalion

Battalion Chaplain
Lieutenant Chris M. Bell, CHC, USN


Religious Program Specialist
RPSA Devin Andrew, USN

Office: 760-763-4868


Provide religious ministry to Marines, civilians, and families of the Security and Emergency Services Battalion that inspires hope, strengthens spiritual well-being, increases personal resilience, and enhances mission readiness.

Ministry & Support
 • Deck-plating
 • Chaps Talks
 • Confidential Counseling
 • Religious Needs & Accommodations
 • Chapel Services
 • Community Religious Ministries
 • Training & Workshops
 • Prayer
 • Resources

Core Capabilities
 • Care for all
 • Provide faith-specific ministries
 • Facilitate religious requirements
 • Advise the command

AFTER-HOURS – Staff Duty Chaplain – 760-725-5061
The Staff Duty Chaplain may be contacted through the MCI-West MCB Camp Pendleton CDO, Building 1160, after 1630 during the week, and 24 hours on weekends/holidays.


“As America’s force in readiness, we must be prepared to answer our Nations call on a moment's notice. A large part of that ability is our capacity for resilience. Regardless of the battle we just fought, we must be ready for our next success. Research indicates that spiritual fitness plays a key role in resiliency, in our ability to grow, develop, recover, heal, and adapt. Regardless of individual philosophy or beliefs, spiritual well-being makes us better warriors and people of character capable of making good choices on and off duty.”
                                                                                                                  General Robert B. Neller
                                                                                                                  Commandant of the Marine Corps