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Ceremonial Guard

Cereminal Guard

Established in 1931, the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard is the official ceremonial unit of the Navy. Located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC, the Navy Ceremonial Guard’s primary mission is to represent the service in Presidential, Joint Armed Forces, Navy, and public ceremonies in and around the nation’s capital.

Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in some of our nation’s most prestigious ceremonies, including Presidential inaugurations and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials.  In addition, the Navy Ceremonial Guard serves as the  funeral escort and conducts all services for Navy personnel buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Tasking for ceremonies comes from the President of the United States, the Secretaries of Defense and the Navy, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandant, Naval District Washington.  Navy Ceremonial Guard Sailors participate in numerous other military ceremonies at local commands.  Some elements of the command, such as the Drill Team and Color Guard, have represented the Navy in public events across the nation and around the world.


Originally established as a temporary ceremonial detail at the Naval Gun Factory in 1931


Represent the Navy in all Presidential, Joint Service, and Navy Ceremonies, State funerals, and Navy funerals in Arlington National Cemetery

Honor Guard Pledge

Read the pledge taken by all Navy Ceremonial Guardsmen

Navy Cermonial Guard Leadership

Biographies of the command's leaders

Photo Galleries

See some of the formal ceremonies in which the Navy Ceremonial Guard participates

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