U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard The United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard provides Presidential support duty to the Military District of Washington and the Commandant.

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We welcome your comments on postings at all Coast Guard websites. These are sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide a forum to talk about our work providing maritime safety, security and stewardship for the American people to secure the homeland, save lives and property, protect the environment, and promote economic prosperity. The information provided is for publi

Congratulations to our newest members of the CG Ceremonial Honor Guard, SN Nick Aguirre, SN Cassi Boyer, and SN Kaitlyn ...
06/28/2021

Congratulations to our newest members of the CG Ceremonial Honor Guard, SN Nick Aguirre, SN Cassi Boyer, and SN Kaitlyn Hansen. Welcome to the family!

By wearing the uniform, we represent every man and woman who has served our country before us in every service. Every Ma...
05/31/2021

By wearing the uniform, we represent every man and woman who has served our country before us in every service. Every Marine; every airman. Every soldier and every sailor. As servicemen and women, and particularly as honor guardsmen, our work honors the sacrifice of this chosen profession, revering those who gave the last measure of devotion. Never forget why we serve and those who we represent in our work.

Thank you for those who have chosen to commit your life in service. And thank you most to those who’ve sacrificed everything in service to their country! Semper Paratus!

By wearing the uniform, we represent every man and woman who has served our country before us in every service. Every Marine; every airman. Every soldier and every sailor. As servicemen and women, and particularly as honor guardsmen, our work honors the sacrifice of this chosen profession, revering those who gave the last measure of devotion. Never forget why we serve and those who we represent in our work.

Thank you for those who have chosen to commit your life in service. And thank you most to those who’ve sacrificed everything in service to their country! Semper Paratus!

In May 1978, the first women were stationed at the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard to stand duty alongside men d...
03/25/2021

In May 1978, the first women were stationed at the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard to stand duty alongside men during ceremonial honors in support of the Military Office of the President, a summation of five years of effort to create equity in the joint forces Honor Guards.

From no women in 1978 to 17% women in 2021. #progress

Last Friday was an exciting day! We are happy to announce our newest Honor Guardsman, SN Baker. He got to perform the ne...
03/16/2021

Last Friday was an exciting day! We are happy to announce our newest Honor Guardsman, SN Baker. He got to perform the nerve-racking job of completing his successful going up in front of not only his shipmates, but Admiral Hickey, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs for the Coast Guard. After the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard became its own command last year, we now directly work for his office.
Admiral Hickey then presided over a few awards, including the presentation of the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation to the unit.

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard celebrates its 59th birthday.Established at the request of President ...
03/06/2021

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard celebrates its 59th birthday.

Established at the request of President John F. Kennedy on 5 March 1962, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard was established in Baltimore at the Coast Guard Yard.

From the Honor Guard’s 1962 Annual Performance Report:

"We, of the Coast Guard, have a Ceremonial Honor Guard numbering 33 men, or one platoon. Though small in number, the Coast Guard Honor Guard quickly established itself as one of the top ceremonial units of the national (or presidential) honor guard. They did it by hard work and desire alone."

The report notes 33 “men” because women were not allowed to serve in the joint service Honor Guards at that time in our history. It wouldn’t be until 1978 that the first women joined our ranks. We’ve come a long way. Yet, some things endure....

The pride of being a Coast Guard Honor Guardsman is borne of the hard work, desire, and grit it takes to be the best in their class.

Happy birthday to all current and prior Honor Guardsmen. I’m proud to serve alongside you and immensely honored to represent the Honor Guard as its first Commanding Officer. Semper Paratus, shipmates!

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard celebrates its 59th birthday.

Established at the request of President John F. Kennedy on 5 March 1962, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard was established in Baltimore at the Coast Guard Yard.

From the Honor Guard’s 1962 Annual Performance Report:

"We, of the Coast Guard, have a Ceremonial Honor Guard numbering 33 men, or one platoon. Though small in number, the Coast Guard Honor Guard quickly established itself as one of the top ceremonial units of the national (or presidential) honor guard. They did it by hard work and desire alone."

The report notes 33 “men” because women were not allowed to serve in the joint service Honor Guards at that time in our history. It wouldn’t be until 1978 that the first women joined our ranks. We’ve come a long way. Yet, some things endure....

The pride of being a Coast Guard Honor Guardsman is borne of the hard work, desire, and grit it takes to be the best in their class.

Happy birthday to all current and prior Honor Guardsmen. I’m proud to serve alongside you and immensely honored to represent the Honor Guard as its first Commanding Officer. Semper Paratus, shipmates!

Congratulations to SA Kyle Terashima, SA Davis Kilpatrick, SA Gavin Kasold, and SA Allyson Smith on successfully complet...
03/05/2021

Congratulations to SA Kyle Terashima, SA Davis Kilpatrick, SA Gavin Kasold, and SA Allyson Smith on successfully completing Honor Guard training and earning their ropes. Welcome to the long, proud lineage of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard! Well done!

Happy President’s Day everyone! Over the last two weeks we have had a surprising amount of snow and ice here in Alexandr...
02/15/2021

Happy President’s Day everyone! Over the last two weeks we have had a surprising amount of snow and ice here in Alexandria, Virginia. That doesn’t mean we get to slow down our training! Attached are photos from some funeral training the Ceremonial Honor Guard conducted, along with our new unit sign.

02/07/2021

Friends and family of the Honor Guard, give up a huge congrats to SN Valentina Di Zio on a very successful Super Bowl LV joint armed forces colors mission representing the U.S. Coast Guard. This was the first time the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard and United States Air Force Honor Guard fielded a female joint-service colors bearers to present at the Super Bowl. Incredibly proud of SN Valentina Di Zio.

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The US Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard would like to welcome the first new Honor Guardsman of 2021, SN Kovacs! Attach...
02/06/2021

The US Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard would like to welcome the first new Honor Guardsman of 2021, SN Kovacs! Attached are pictures from their going up ceremony. Congratulations to him for his hard work. We will see you on the marks shipmate!

Friends and family of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, please find some additional photographs from yesterda...
01/22/2021

Friends and family of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, please find some additional photographs from yesterday’s 59th Presidential Inauguration. As more are published, we will post them here. Hundreds of emails and texts have come in from prior alumni sharing their stories. We are compiling these in effort to publish a Ceremonial Honor Guard Year in Review, which will be made available to alumni. Please send your stories of past inauguration to [email protected].
Stay tight. Very respectfully, LCDR C.M. Kimrey

01/21/2021
Inauguration Day Parade

Here’s some great footage from today’s Inauguration Parade for the 46th President. The Presidential Es**rt was led by our XO, LT Kyle Maxey and our Operations Officer LTJG Tyler Rochelle, and MST1 Justin Buckner. Ceremonial portion ends at 26:01. The Coast Guard Band is also featured at 30:45. The Band has been in every inauguration in the last 100 years.

Simultaneously, ENS Casey Blowe, EM1 Hovis and Chief Danny Underwood led the Presidential Armed Forces Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknowns.

I couldn’t be more proud of the exceptional display of pride, poise, and perfection. From the Tomb to the Capital to the White House: We’ve proven once again—U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard is one of the best! Congrats to the entire Honor Guard team, and thanks to all our alumni who continue to support us!

Semper Paratus, shipmates!

CO

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post
01/15/2021

Photos from Admiral Karl Schultz's post

From the staff here at the US Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, we want to thank everyone for their support over the l...
12/31/2020

From the staff here at the US Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, we want to thank everyone for their support over the last year, and to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The last bit of good news for the year 2020 is pictures from SN Weathersby’s going up ceremony. Congratulations to him and please help us welcome him to the Honor Guard family!

Happy holidays from the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard! Thank you all for your support this year as we stood up...
12/25/2020

Happy holidays from the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard! Thank you all for your support this year as we stood up our command. Our men and women are hard at work this holiday season as we prepare for the inauguration of our 46th President. We’re looking forward to carrying on the torch of the Ceremonial Honor Guard into the future, and are looking forward to a great new year. Very warmest, CO

Happy holidays from the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard! Thank you all for your support this year as we stood up our command. Our men and women are hard at work this holiday season as we prepare for the inauguration of our 46th President. We’re looking forward to carrying on the torch of the Ceremonial Honor Guard into the future, and are looking forward to a great new year. Very warmest, CO

We wish to welcome three new members into the Honor Guard family! These three members have successfully completed traini...
12/22/2020

We wish to welcome three new members into the Honor Guard family! These three members have successfully completed training and have earned their rope. Please help us welcome SN Tiwari, SN Miller, and SN Hudson.
Bravo Zulu shipmates!

Today, SN Adam Ogburn joined the ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard after completing eight-weeks of th...
11/26/2020

Today, SN Adam Ogburn joined the ranks of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard after completing eight-weeks of the most demanding training program of the joint-service honor guards.

Congrats, SN Ogburn. Very proud of you, shipmate.

CO

We've welcomed several new members into the Honor Guardsman family following successful going-ups. Please help me welcom...
11/13/2020

We've welcomed several new members into the Honor Guardsman family following successful going-ups. Please help me welcome:
MST1 Buckner, EM1 Hovis, SN Ross, SN Whetherford, SN Connelly, SN Keller, SN Jones, and SN Martin.

Very proud of their accomplishment! Welcome aboard, shipmates!

CO

Honoring all veterans who have served and those continue to serve and fight for our country daily... Today, President Tr...
11/12/2020
LIVE: Trump Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery - YouTube

Honoring all veterans who have served and those continue to serve and fight for our country daily...
Today, President Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate all veterans past and present.

SN Taylor Sterne was joint service colors, LTJG Tyler Rochelle was the staff officer, SN Ross and SN Trouten stood platoon, and YN2 Logan was our NCO.

Thank you from the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eAllMd_v8J0

(Nov. 11) Watch live as President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier...

Some select pictures from today’s Halloween fun at U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, including some of our newest...
10/30/2020

Some select pictures from today’s Halloween fun at U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, including some of our newest trainees. Thanks to the crew for making this event one of the best! CO

10/30/2020
U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard Halloween costume contest

Awesome time at the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard with our 2020 Halloween costume contest! Took a break from training to cut loose a little. The crew represented with everything from a hairless cat unicorn to Tiger King and Rock Em Sock Em.

Morale is high! CO

Representatives from the Washington Football Team and the USO visited the Honor Guard this week to hand out goodies and ...
10/16/2020

Representatives from the Washington Football Team and the USO visited the Honor Guard this week to hand out goodies and express their support for the Coast Guard. Thank you!

Rear Admiral Jon Hickey, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, came on base today to PT with the Honor Guard! Aft...
09/25/2020

Rear Admiral Jon Hickey, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, came on base today to PT with the Honor Guard! After a brief informal all hands with the Admiral, teams competed against one another for timed repetitions. #BestDayEver

The newest additions to the command staff had their going up ceremonies and earned their ropes recently.Lieutenant Junio...
09/18/2020

The newest additions to the command staff had their going up ceremonies and earned their ropes recently.

Lieutenant Junior Grade Tyler Rochelle and Petty Officer 1st Class Alex Mason are now proudly a part of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard. Bravo Zulu shipmates!

In honor and remembrance of the fallen on 9/11, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard did "the Murph" challenge to...
09/11/2020

In honor and remembrance of the fallen on 9/11, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard did "the Murph" challenge today:

1-mile run
100 pull-ups
200 push-ups
300 air squats
1-mile run

Our primary mission is to lay to rest our fallen shipmates...but today we remember the fallen 2,977 men, women, and children who were killed 19 years ago by an act of terror. This is why we train. This is why we are #SemperParatus.

08/09/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

We are #StrongerTogether

Semper Paratus from the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard.

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We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
Semper Paratus is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight and die,
Aye, Coast Guard we are for you.

Happy Coast Guard Day.

#SemperParatus #USCG #ServiceBirthday

Over the last week, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard has had the opportunity to honor one of our Nation's for...
07/31/2020

Over the last week, the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard has had the opportunity to honor one of our Nation's foremost civil rights leaders, Congressman John Lewis. Our Ceremonial Honor Guard members supported the Nation's joint-Service Honor Guard casket teams from Troy University to Selma, from the halls of the Nation's Capital to Georgia's capital, following the footsteps of Rep. Lewis through his tireless pursuit of racial equality and justice. As the Commanding Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, I could not be prouder of our crew and of the joint-Service teams rendering honors to Rep. Lewis during such an important time in our Nation's history and in our Nation's journey toward human and civil rights. #JohnLewis #StrongerTogether

U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard does Memorial Day with the Murph WOD in honor of USN LT (SEAL) Mike Murphy, MOH ...
05/23/2020

U.S. Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard does Memorial Day with the Murph WOD in honor of USN LT (SEAL) Mike Murphy, MOH recipient for actions in Operation Red Wings, where he sacrificed himself to save his team. Proud of these guys; all finished sub-50 minutes. Incredible achievement! 5.11 Tactical TEN THOUSAND

https://youtu.be/oQNbQbAjM5QTake a look at the video created by PA3 Michelli of our training program and interview with ...
02/05/2020
Pride, Poise and Perfection

https://youtu.be/oQNbQbAjM5Q

Take a look at the video created by PA3 Michelli of our training program and interview with our lead trainer, SN Schillmoller.
Our training program is where all honor guardsmen learn the meaning of pride, poise, and perfection.

A glimpse into the training environment at the United States Coast Guard's ceremonial honor guard in Alexandria, Virginia.

One of our Honor Guard trainers, SN Gold, is leading inspections to ensure perfection. The trainees take pride in their ...
01/17/2020

One of our Honor Guard trainers, SN Gold, is leading inspections to ensure perfection. The trainees take pride in their work on their uniforms while practicing poise with a stand each morning.

SN Ramos completed honor guard training and passed his going up ceremony to receive his rope. Congratulations, shipmate!
01/09/2020

SN Ramos completed honor guard training and passed his going up ceremony to receive his rope. Congratulations, shipmate!

SN Brockl passed his Going Up ceremony after 12 hard weeks of training. BZ, shipmate!
12/11/2019

SN Brockl passed his Going Up ceremony after 12 hard weeks of training. BZ, shipmate!

SN Jackson passed her Going Up Ceremony after 12 hard weeks of training. Bravo Zulu, shipmate!
11/22/2019

SN Jackson passed her Going Up Ceremony after 12 hard weeks of training. Bravo Zulu, shipmate!

Bravo Zulu to our three newest Honor Guardsman! SN Copeland, SN Bryant, and SN Sharkey exceeded the standards and accept...
11/20/2019

Bravo Zulu to our three newest Honor Guardsman! SN Copeland, SN Bryant, and SN Sharkey exceeded the standards and accepted nothing less than perfection as they completed their Going Up Ceremonies. Welcome aboard shipmates and see you out on the marks!

A couple of our Honor Guardsman teamed up with TISCOM’s Chief Warrant Officer Association to volunteer to help cleanup t...
11/19/2019

A couple of our Honor Guardsman teamed up with TISCOM’s Chief Warrant Officer Association to volunteer to help cleanup trash today.

SN Gold representing the Coast Guard well on this cold and chilly day at FedEx Field.
11/18/2019

SN Gold representing the Coast Guard well on this cold and chilly day at FedEx Field.

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One more from the Inauguration!
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