united states coast guard

24 JAN 20

ALCGENL 007/20
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
C. ALCGENL 085/19
1. All members are highly encouraged to pursue at least one Special Assignment
during their career. These career broadening assignments provide members
valuable opportunities to represent their Ratings, network, and learn about
other operational and mission support activities, making them ideal candidates
for future assignments to highly visible leadership and management positions
(e.g. Silver Badge, OIC, School Chief).
2. This message solicits candidates and outlines the application process for
members interested in Ceremonial Honor Guard duty in AY20. This is a 2 year
assignment opportunity.
3. Members of the Ceremonial Honor Guard are official Coast Guard representatives
in various national events and military ceremonies to include parades, funerals,
White House Presidential support, international and domestic dignitary arrivals,
as well as the presentation of colors at local functions and official ceremonies.
The Honor Guard is a highly visible assignment that offers numerous rewarding
leadership challenges and opportunities. The Honor Guard is an ideal assignment
for highly motivated petty officers looking to further their development as leaders
as they serve the dual purpose of both developing the honor guard junior enlisted
staff while leading them in ceremonies before the world's highest ranking leaders.
To be successful, Honor Guard petty officers must be role models of the highest
moral and ethical conduct and embody our core values of honor, respect, and devotion
to duty. Additionally, they must be physically fit and exhibit exemplary uniform
appearance, maturity, even temperament, sound judgment, and diplomacy.
4. Eligibility:
a. Tour complete in AY21 or AY22 (Members tour complete in AY20 will not be
considered for this assignment).
b. All active duty E5 or E6 (not above the cut for E7 at time of application
c. Meets the requirements listed in reference (A), CH 1.E.2 and 1.E.11.
5. Process/timeline:
a. NLT 14 Feb 2020: Standard applications are emailed to EPM-2 at
b. The expected report date is 01 JULY 2020.
c. Assignment length is 2 years.
6. Standard Applications: Members and Commands should pay close attention to the
requirements listed in the standard application found at reference (B). Incomplete
or improperly formatted applications will be returned. Deadline extensions will not
be granted to correct errors.
7. The Special Assignments Officer will coordinate the release from rating process.
Applicants should not contact their detailer asking if they can be released from rate.
8. Points of contact:
a. Program: SKC Danny Underwood (703) 313-5409 or 
b. Special Assignments: CWO Jaime Baldueza, (202) 795-6587 or 
9. Released by: LT William Stewart, (202) 795-6584.
10. Internet release authorized.