The SGM-A Unit Ministry Team (UMT) executes the Academy’s primary mission by providing heightened spiritual and ethical leadership, effective training, and pastoral counseling to students, staff and faculty in support of Army organizational objectives and force requirements.


Heightened spiritual and ethical leadership for the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy family.

Strong Bonds Program

Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. Strong Bonds Retreats are conducted in an offsite retreat format in order to maximize the training effect. The retreat or “get away” provides a fun, safe, and secure environment in which to address the impact of relocations, deployments, and military lifestyle stressors.
For more information about the Strong Bonds Retreats, schedules, and agendas please contact the Chaplain’s office.