APPLICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE U.S. NAVY CEREMONIAL GUARD:
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SUBJ/APPLICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE U.S. NAVY CEREMONIAL GUARD//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-907, NAVY CEREMONIAL GUARD.
REF B IS DOD DIRECTIVE 5210.55, Department of Defense Presidential Support
REF C IS DOD INSTRUCTION 5210.87, Selection of DoD Military and Civilian
Personnel and Contractor Employees for Assignment to Presidential Support
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN solicits motivated officer (O-3 through O-5) and
enlisted (E-4 through E-8) applicants for duty with the U.S. Navy Ceremonial
Guard. Interested volunteers who meet the below criteria, and as required by
references (a) through (c), are eligible to apply for billets as early as 15
months from their projected rotation date.
2. Established in 1931, the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard is the official
ceremonial unit of the Navy. Located in Washington, D.C., the primary
mission of the Ceremonial Guard is to represent the service in presidential,
Joint Armed Forces, Navy and public ceremonies in the National Capital Region
and around the world. Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in
some of the most prestigious ceremonies including presidential inaugurations,
State Funerals and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials in our nation.
In addition, the Navy Ceremonial Guard conducts all funeral honors for Navy
personnel and dependents buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Elements of
the command, such as the U.S. Navy Drill Team and Color Guard, regularly
represent the Navy in public events across the country.
3. Volunteers must be strong leaders who are ready to serve as role models
to large numbers of junior Sailors. Volunteers must always operate with
maturity and tact and be an exceptional and disciplined representative of the
U.S. Navy, both on and off-duty. They must have impeccable appearance,
excellent military bearing and meet the following height requirements (waived
on a case by case basis for exceptional candidates):
a. Male: minimum 6 feet.
b. Female: minimum 5 feet 10 inches.
4. Volunteers must meet the minimum qualifications contained in reference
(a) and the following additional requirements:
a. No driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated convictions
within last five years.
b. No excessive debt. The command financial specialist should evaluate
the debt-to-income ratio of the member.
c. Be able to participate in public ceremonies without glasses
(contact lenses are acceptable).
d. Be capable of strenuous marching, drilling and prolonged standing.
e. Possess facial features free of acne, scars and other unusual
f. Must be a U.S. citizen and hold a valid secret clearance.
g. Volunteers must have the following additional qualifications:
(1) No trait below 3.0 for the past three evaluation periods.
(2) Be high-caliber individuals ready to serve as sharp military
role models for junior members.
(3) Overall physical fitness test category good low or higher and
within body composition assessment standards.
5. Interested enlisted candidates meeting the above requirements must submit
a completed Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) to their
rating detailer via their commanding officer, requesting release to shore
special programs for assignment to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard. Once
released, the shore special programs detailer will release a screening
message to the command with application requirements. Once the application
package is received and reviewed, a telephone interview will be arranged with
the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Command Master Chief. Because of the
challenging nature of duty onboard the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, enlisted
Sailors whose records reflect that they have succeeded in this assignment may
be viewed positively on future enlisted advancement boards.
6. Interested officer candidates should contact their detailer and review
references (a) through (c) for specific requirements. A telephone interview
will be arranged with the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Commanding Officer.
7. All applicants must submit a copy of their last three officer fitness
reports or enlisted evaluations, full length official photograph in the
uniform of the day and last three physical fitness assessment cycle results.
8. Additional information may be found on the U.S. Navy Ceremonial
Guard website at:
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded.
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//