APPLICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE U.S. NAVY CEREMONIAL GUARD (CORRECTED COPY):
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SUBJ/APPLICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE U.S. NAVY CEREMONIAL GUARD
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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
REF D IS SECNAVINST 6810.1, OPHTHALMIC SERVICES.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 064/22, BUPERSINST 1000.22C MANAGEMENT OF NAVY UNIFORMED
PERSONNEL DIAGNOSED WITH PSEUDOFOLLICULITIS BARBAE (PFB) UPDATE.
REF F IS NAVADMIN 084/23, APPLICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE U.S. NAVY
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN amends reference (f) and solicits
motivated officer (O3-O5) and enlisted (E4-E9) applicants for
duty with the United States National Ceremonial Guard (USNCG).
Interested volunteers, who meet the criteria described below and
in references (a) through (c), are eligible to apply for billets
as early as 15 months from their projected rotation date.
2. Enlisted approved applicants are eligible to receive one of
two Special Duty Assignment Pays, either as a Recruit Division
Commander (NEC-8RDC) (limited billets) or as Staff Ceremonial
3. Established in 1931, the USNCG is a Presidential support unit
in line with references (b) and (c) and is the official
ceremonial unit of the Navy. Located in Washington, D.C., the
primary mission of the USNCG 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
USNCG participate in some of the most prestigious ceremonies
including Presidential inaugurations, State Funerals, White House
ceremonies, and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials in our
Nation's capital. In addition, the USNCG conducts all funeral
honors for Navy personnel and their dependents buried in the
Arlington National Cemetery. Elements of the command, such as
the U.S. Navy Drill Team and the U.S. Navy Color Guard, regularly
represent the Navy in public events (Navy Weeks, Fleet Weeks,
public parades, ship's commissioning ceremonies, and professional
sporting events) across the country.
4. Volunteers (both officer and enlisted) 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 exceptional and disciplined representatives of the U.S.
Navy, both on and off duty. They must have an impeccable
appearance, excellent military bearing, and meet the following
height requirements (waiverable by USNCG commanding officer (CO)
on a case-by-case basis for exceptional candidates):
a. Male: minimum 6 feet.
b. Female: minimum 5 feet 10 inches.
5. Volunteers (both officer and enlisted) must meet the minimum
qualifications contained in references (a) through (c) and the
following additional requirements:
a. No driving under the influence or driving while
intoxicated convictions within the last 5 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). While assigned to the
USNCG, Navy medicine is authorized to provide prescription
contact lenses at the government's expense in line with reference
d. Be capable of strenuous marching, drilling, and prolonged
e. Must be a U.S. citizen and hold at minimum a valid secret
f. No trait below 3.0 for the past three evaluation periods.
g. Overall physical fitness test category score is a good
low or higher and within body composition assessment standards.
h. Must be able to shave to conduct Navy and Joint
ceremonies on a routine basis. Due to mission requirements and
tasking, the USNCG must maintain a tighter standard than is
outlined in reference (e). Members diagnosed with
Pseudofolliculitis barbae, please contact the USNCG to discuss
the possibility of a waiver.
6. Interested enlisted candidates meeting the above requirements
must submit a completed Enlisted Personnel Action Request
(NAVPERS 1306/7) to their rating detailer via their CO,
requesting release to shore special programs for assignment to
the USNCG. Once released, the Shore Special Programs Branch
(PERS-4010) 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 USNCG command master chief. Because of the
challenging nature of duty onboard the USNCG, enlisted candidates
whose records reflect that they have succeeded in this assignment
may be viewed positively on future enlisted advancement boards.
7. Interested officers should contact their detailer and review
references (a) through (c) for specific requirements. A
telephone interview will be arranged with the USNCG CO and the
following additional requirements:
a. Submit a copy of the last three fitness reports.
b. Full-length official photograph in the uniform of the day.
c. Last three performance fitness assessment cycle results.
8. Additional information may be found on the USNCG website at:
Ceremonial-Guard/ or https://www.facebook.com/usnceremonialguard/.
Check out the U.S. Navy's official YouTube channel for a video about
the Navy Ceremonial Guard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jxEiPQzJCY.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever comes first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//
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