In the military, there are more than 3,000 chaplains who minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of active duty troops, regardless of their faiths. The vast majority are Christians, a few are Jews or Muslims, one is a Buddhist. A Hindu, possibly even a Wiccan may join their ranks soon.
But an atheist?
Strange as it sounds, groups representing atheists and secular humanists are pushing for the appointment of one of their own to the chaplaincy, hoping to give voice to what they say is a large ‚ÄĒ and largely underground ‚ÄĒ population of nonbelievers in the military....
The military is generally more "Christian" than other parts of society. I don't think they will buy it, why should they? Many Chaplains would easily help with support for even non-believers in an act of support and well being of soldiers.