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1 Air Force Honor Guard Integrity First - Service Before Self - Excellence in All We Do Special Duty Assignment 17 Nov 2003 C/ Cespedes, Anthony H-Flight 75 th Squadron Det. 800 AFROTC

2 2 History The USAF Honor Guard traces its beginning to May 1948 when Headquarters Command, USAF was instructed to develop plans for an elite ceremonial unit comparable to those of the other Armed Services. As a result, a ceremonial unit was activated within the Air Police Squadron in September, 1948 with an authorized strength of 98 airmen and 2 officers. However, because of transfers and personnel attrition, it wasn't until March 1949 that sufficient personnel were assigned to enable the unit to function. The ceremonial detachment continued to be assigned to the Air Police Squadron, which in the course of several re-designations eventually evolved into the 1100th Security Police Squadron until December On 1 January 1972, the USAF Honor Guard came into its own as a separate unit and was authorized 147 airmen and 3 officers.

3 3 Mission The mission of the USAF Honor Guard is to maintain and employ a ceremonial capability to represent the United States Air Force at public and official ceremonies. To ensure the proper manning and selection of qualified Honor Guard personnel in order to provide the necessary support required by the Military District of Washington for large scale ceremonies to include: Presidential Inaugurals, Heads of State funerals, and arrival and departure ceremonies conducted for visiting dignitaries. To support requests for official ceremonial participation directly from: the Military District of Washington, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force International Affairs, Air Staff Protocol, Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, the Mortuary Affairs Branch, Andrews AFB, the Commander of the 11th Wing and the Commander of the 11th Operations Group.

4 4 Emblem Malcolm Haines, former Superintendent of the USAF Honor Guard, was the first to design and draft the USAF Honor Guard emblem. Under the guidance of Capt Marcel Mayer, former Commander, SrA Scott Stuart designed the final version of the emblem and it was approved on 4 October The emblem is composed of crossed M-1 rifles silhouetted over a silver gray Roman helmet, complete with a scarlet red horsehair festoon, on a field of ultramarine blue with the attached organizational motto. The color of the lettering is ultramarine blue and the border of the design is gold. The Roman helmet is symbolic of the Praetorian Guard of the western world. The red festoon denotes courage and valor. The silver gray of the helmet proper is for excellence desired of the Honor Guard personnel. The crossed rifles denote the USAF Honor Guard's primary weapon. The ultramarine blue background symbolizes the primary theater of Air Force operations; the sky and beyond. The attached motto, "To Honor With Dignity", best represents the mission of the USAF Honor Guard.

5 United States Air Force Honor Guard Integrity First - Service Before Self - Excellence in All We Do

6 6 Duties and Responsibilities 1 Manages and participates in Air Force Honor Guard or Installation Honor Guard operations. Performs as a member of the United States Air Force Honor Guard or Installation Honor Guard. Symbolizes the United States Air Force to American and foreign dignitaries at public ceremonies in the Washington DC area or at base level. Participates in Air Force and joint service arrival and departure ceremonies for the President, foreign heads of state, and other national or international dignitaries. Performs Military Funeral Honors for AF active duty, retired personnel, and veterans according to prescribing publication.

7 7 Duties and Responsibilities 2 Acts as an escort or member of an honor guard unit. Participates in Air Force and joint service ceremonies on special occasions such as state or Air Force funerals, wreath ceremonies, and color guard and escort duties at civil and military events and ceremonies in the Washington DC area or at base level. Performs honor guard duties for installation events, luncheons, retirements, promotion ceremonies, and civic events as deemed appropriate by the Installation Commander.

8 8 Duties and Responsibilities 3 Plans and conducts United States Air Force Honor Guard activities. Plans and conducts United States Air Force Honor Guard participation in Air Force and joint service ceremonies. Advises Air Force activities and coordinates on matters pertaining to ceremonies and protocol. Plans and conducts Installation Honor Guard activities. Plans and conducts Base Honor Guard participation in Air Force and joint service ceremonies. Advises installation activities and coordinates on matters pertaining to ceremonies and protocol. May participate in the United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performing intricate drill routines at civil and military events and ceremonies.

9 9 Special Duty Qualifications 1 Knowledge. Knowledge is desirable of military customs and ceremonies. Education. For entry into this SDI, completion of high school with courses in government and physical education is desirable. Training. Not used. Experience. Not used. Other. The following are mandatory for entry, award, and retention of this SDI: Investigation and approval according to AFPD 31-5, Personnel Security Program Policy, and AFI , Personnel Security Program Management. Have outstanding military bearing and appearance. Be in excellent physical condition with excellent physical coordination. Not wear glasses other than contact lenses or reading glasses. Have no conviction under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) during current enlistment. For selection to the USAF Honor Guard, previous experience as an installation Honor Guard is desirable.AFI Uniform Code of Military Justice

10 10 Special Duty Qualifications 2 1: This specialty description covers two distinct types of Honor Guard. The USAF Honor Guard is located in the Washington DC area. The Installation Honor Guard program may be located at any Air Force installation that has a requirement for a “local” Honor Guard. 2: Security investigation requirements are by position and only apply to USAF Honor Guard positions. 3: The mandatory requirement to not wear glasses applies to personnel applying for USAF Honor Guard positions. Strength ReqStrength Req.: G Physical ProfilePhysical Profile (Means to be in excellent physical condition) Citizenship Yes Required Aptitude ScoreRequired Aptitude Score: G-30 Technical Training: Length (Days): 45 Location:Location: Bolling DC (Training School)

11 11 Strength Requirement Codes Must be able to lift: E - No Requirement F - Less than 40 lbs G - 40 lbs H - 50 lbs J - 60 lbs K - 70 lbs L - 80 lbs M - 90 lbs N lbs P 110 lbs

12 12 Air Force Qualification Scores To qualify for specific Air Force jobs, applicants must achieve a specific score in the applicable Air Force Aptitude Qualification Area. The areas are G-General, M-Mechanical, A-Administrative, and E-Electrical. Qualification scores are derived from the following areas of the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): Aptitude Area ASVAB Area G-General - Verbal Expression (WK/PC) and Arithmetic Reasoning M-Mechanical - Mechanical Comprehension, General Science, and 2x Auto and Shop Information A-Administrative -Numerical Operations, Coding Speed, and Verbal Expression (Sum of Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension) E-Electrical - Arithmetic Reasoning, Mathematical Knowledge, Electronics Information and General Science

13 13 Possible Assignment Locations 1 The chart below shows authorized assignment location for this AFSC (job). It includes locations for routine assignments, only. It does not show the locations for any possible special duty assignments which may be available for this particular job. A "3" in the "Skill Level" column indicates authorized positions for "3" skill- level trainees. This is usually a brand-new graduate from an Air Force technical school, usually in the rank of Amn (E-1) through A1C (E-3).rank A "5" in the "Skill Level" column indicates authorized positions for "5-Skill Level" trained technicians. These are individuals who have passed their On-the-Job training requirements, and been advanced from the 3-Skill Level to the 5-Skill Level. Usually in the ranks of A1C (E-3) through Sra (E- 4). A "7" in the "Skill Level" column indicates authorized positions for the "7- Skill Level" (Supervisor). These are usually personnel in the ranks of SSgt (E-5), TSgt (E-6), and MSgt (E-7). A "9" in the "Skill Level" column indicates authorized positions for senior enlisted managers, usually SMSgt's (E-8) or CMSgt's (E-9).

14 14 8G0X0 Authorizations Location Skill Levels BOLLING AFB DC N/A HURLBURT FIELD FL N/A PETERSON AFB CO N/A WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH N/A

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