united states coast guard

08 DEC 20

ALCGENL 223/20
A. Military Assignments and Authorized Absences, COMDTINST M1000.8A
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 AY21. This is a 2 year
assignment opportunity with AP2 upon successful completion of the tour.
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.
b. All active duty E4, E5 or E6 (not above the cut for E7 before application deadline).
c. Meets the requirements listed in reference (A), CH 1.E.2 and 1.E.11.
5. Process/timeline:
a. NLT 08 JAN 2021: Standard applications with pictures are emailed to EPM-2 at
b. The expected report date is 01 JUL 2021.
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: CWO3 Jaime Baldueza, (202) 795-6587 or 
9. Released by: LT William Stewart, (202) 795-6584.
10. Internet release authorized.