Religious Ministry Team
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Headquarters Battalion
Training and Education Command

Religious Ministry Team Mission

To provide religious ministry support to the Marines, Sailors, and family members of Headquarters Battalion, Training and Education Command, by enabling them to accomplish their mission and objectives as spiritually fit warriors.

LT Petitfrere, Mercedes, CHC, USN

Headquarters Battalion
LT Petitfrere, Mercedes, CHC, USN
BLDG 2006 Room 113
Office: 703-784-2784/2518

Chaplain Office Hours:
Mon: 1300-1500
Tue: 0800-1130
Wed: 0800-1130, 1300-1500
Thu: 0800-1130, 1300-1500
Fri: by appointment only
Deck Plate Ministry daily


Please click HERE to request an appointment, or to submit a prayer request directly to the chaplain.

Why should I see my chaplain?

Chaplains are committed to supporting you and your families with dignity, respect and compassion, regardless of your individual beliefs and religious or personal convictions. One of the unique ways we do this is through the Navy’s policy on confidential communications to chaplains.

Confidential Communications simply means, whatever is said to a Navy Chaplain, remains private between you and that chaplain, and we CANNOT be compelled to break your confidentiality by anyone.

Navy chaplains are available to provide you a safe place to talk without fear or judgment, and to serve as your advocate to help you get the support needed to overcome the challenges you face. 

Please click (HERE) for a list of FAQ’s that may clear up common misconceptions about Confidential Communication to Navy Chaplains! 


Click here for the Facebook page concerning the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Program (CREDO) for Naval District Washington (NWD).
For more info on base Memorial Chapel Worship Services:
For additional support after hours:
Duty Chaplain: 703-784-2707
DSTRESSLINE.COM: 877-476-7734

Marine Corps Training and Education Command