Building Strong & Ready Teams (BSRT) is a command-directed, chaplain-led, community-partnered approach that strengthens spiritual readiness for Soldiers of all ranks and their Families. BSRT is one of many Unit Ministry Team (UMT) activities that supports the local Commander’s Religious Support Plan with training that bolsters spiritual readiness and holistic health.

Program Objectives
BSRT’s main objective is to increase Soldier and Family holistic health by:
• Strengthening Soldier and Family structure through evidence-based relationship training
• Improving quality of life by providing skills necessary to endure adversity
• Building spiritual readiness and moral strength for better decision making, leading to healthy behavioral outcomes
• Enriching spiritual character to develop self-value and identity
• Ensuring the “free exercise of religion” for all Soldiers and Families

Have Questions or Require More Information about BSRT?
CH (MAJ) Will Cochrane, Chaplain

1st BSRT event aids 529th Soldiers prior to deployment

The Virginia Army National Guard Chaplain Corps conducted its first Building Strong and Ready Teams training Jan. 18, 2024, at Fort Barfoot, Virginia. This event was conducted for members of the Virginia Beach- based Headquarters Company, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 329th Regional Support Group, which is scheduled to deploy to Poland later this month. More than 65 Soldiers, including the 529th command team, attended the event, which was strategically incorporated into the 529th’s pre-mobilization training. 

Click HERE for the complete article