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CREDO is an acronym for Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation. CREDOs fill a need for personal and relational reflection, growth, and spiritual enrichment. 

The CREDO Retreats have a long and honorable history in the sea services. Conceived in 1971 by Captain Don Harris, CHC, USN (Ret), it was the dawn of a new day for many in the Navy as these retreats aggressively approached the isolated, disconnected, and harsh relationships that many times characterize our culture. The CREDO vision from the beginning was to show and share the unconditional love of God throughout the sea service communities to model healthy family relationships, empower people to discover hope, encourage members to access community resources, and support them throughout the process.

Thousands of men and women all over the world have experienced the love of God through the community formed on a Personal Growth weekend. Even with all the changes society and the military have experienced over the past thirty years, the Personal Growth Event remains a unique testimony not only to the grace of God, but also to the commitment of the Navy Chaplain Corps to deliver innovative, life-transforming service throughout and beyond the sea services.

For more information about our programs, please contact our Chaplain:
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Chaplain Number (DSN) = 315 - 370 - 4605
Chaplain Duty Number (Cell) = 315 - 380 - 4603
Chaplain Office Assistant (DSN) = 315 - 370 - 4601

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