Joining the Honor Guard
Are you a National Guard Soldier looking to join the elitists of the Army Honor Guard Program? Well then you've come to the right place. First and foremost, funerals are a matter not to be taken lightly. Funerals are a "one shot" deal that requires absolute attention to detail and ceremonial customs. Please be mindful that funeral honors more than just folding of flags.The Honor Guard Soldier also works with all ranks and with all branches. We are a part of the community that serves along with funeral directors, chaplains, ministers, rabbis, grieving families, and friends of the deceased.
Because the Honor Guard can be time consuming, please wait to join after any scheduled schools or deployments.
Honor Guard Overview
Please review the following brief presentation on the Nevada State Army Honor Guard:
NV Honor Guard Brief [ ppt ]
What do I need to join the Honor Guard?
We require a letter of recommendation from your company First Sergeant or Company Commander and a copy of a recorded Army Physical Fitness Test within the past twelve months.
The Honor Guard Soldier represents the US Army, the State, and the individual units. You must maintain a professional appearance which means we will not accept any soldier that has any current negative disciplinary action.
Once you obtain these documents call our office to make an interview appointment. You must have the above mentioned documents in hand to be scheduled for an interview.
How do I register?
Fill out the Join the Honor Guard form, and a member of our full-time staff will contact you shortly.
What am I expected to learn?
Soldiers will have hands on training and will be paired with experienced team members. Also all funeral honors and color guard ceremony Standard Operating Procedures may be found in our AKO Portal.