Now that we have the issue of pulpit in the middle settled - or have we?:1_grouphug: Lets bring up this subject: Geneva Gowns Do you ever wear one - Regualr services, special occasions - graduations, ect - If a church said you had to wear one - would you? just for fun, we will add in the collar In the US Army - according to AR 165-1 para 3-5-a states Chaplain uniforms. When conducting religious services, a Chaplain will wear the military uniform, vestments, or other appropriate attire established by a religious organizations law or practice. The Chaplains scarf, stole, or tallit may be worn with the uniform. Chaplain ceremonial stoles are authorized for wear with Army Class A or dress/mess uniforms in conducting either religious services or military ceremonies. In other words you would not be permitted to wear a civillian suit and tie. So as a chaplain would you wear your uniform or a robe?