The Spiritual Domain is designed to provide, connect, strengthen, and assess the spiritual fitness of individual and collective SOF. Spirituality supports human performance by fostering spiritual practices, spiritual resilience, character ethics, values and beliefs, meaning and purpose, and belonging. Spirituality is incredibly individualized and the Spiritual Domain provides support to all, regardless of belief. This domain focuses on both vertical spirituality (between an individual and a higher power) and horizontal spirituality (between an individual and their fellow humans). The Spiritual Domain is organized into LOEs across four priorities– provide spiritual support, connect to purpose and belonging, strengthen individual character, and assess spiritual fitness.
The Spiritual Domain is designed to enhance core spiritual beliefs, values, awareness, relationships and experiences. These elements form the basis to promote healthy living, sound decision-making, meaningful relational interaction, sense of transcendent life purpose and meaning. This is accomplished through chaplain led or chaplain supported programs for service members and their families.