Honor Guard Academy

Mission

The mission of the Cadet Honor Academy program is to prepare cadets to serve on color guards and honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development.

Vision

By training cadets on the finer points of Air Force-style drill and ceremonies, the Cadet Honor Academy imparts timeless values of patriotism, community service, and personal honor.

Desired Outcomes

The Cadet Honor Academy curriculum is designed such that cadet graduates will possess:

  • Knowledge of the US flag’s history, and an awareness of critical perspectives about the flag’s role in our society
  • A working knowledge the US Flag Code
  • An appreciation for the traditions of excellence that have made world-class military drill units famous
  • An appreciation for citizens’ free speech rights in regard to the flag, and an understanding of some basic Constitutional principles in the landmark case Texas v. Johnson
  • The skills necessary for performing drill and ceremonies with precision, over and above mere proficiency in basic drill
  • Practical guidance that enable them to exceed CAP standards in the wear of the uniform
  • Proficiency in color guard and honor guard procedures, especially for those ceremonies that a typical cadet unit will have an opportunity to perform
  • Practical guidance on how to establish squadron color guard and honor guard programs, and an understanding of some opportunities cadets have to provide services in their hometown
  • A patriotic appreciation for the experiences of prisoners of war and the missing in action, especially the 4th Allied POW Wing’s determination to “Return With Honor.”
  • A working knowledge of the social norms expected of honorable young adults in formal social settings

Eligibility & Target Audience: All cadet in the grade of C/Amn or higher are eligible to participate. Competency in basic drill is a must (ie: facings, flanks, columns, etc.)

NER Honor Guard Academy - North

2017 Northeast Region Honor Guard Academy

The Honor Guard Academy prepares cadets to serve on honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development. The NER Honor Guard Academy will be held as a week-long academy. Cadets attending this academy will receive training in Four Elements: Colors, Ceremonial/ Demonstration, Funerals, and Drama (Drug Demand Reduction). Completion of the academy will entitle cadets the opportunity to wear the Honor Guard Cord. Cadets that have already earned their Honor Guard Cord through previous attendance at either an Honor Guard Academy or Cadet Honor Academy will benefit by being able to extend their knowledge and hone their skills. The Honor Guard Program is very serious in nature, appearance, and commitment. The goal of the Honor Guard is not to set the standard but to exceed it!

Requirements: Cadets must have attended Basic Encampment and must hold the grade of C/SrA. Any questions regarding these requirements should be brought to the attention of Capt Darlene Cray - HGOIC prior to registration by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 603-520-4866.

Process for Registration: In addition to registering online at the NER website, Cadets must provide the following forms to finalize registration: CAPF-31, CAPF-160, CAPF-161, CAPF-163.

All signed forms should be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the registration deadline of 19 Dec

HGA Attendee packing list.

Event Properties

Event Date 26-Dec-2017 0800
Event End Date 31-Dec-2017 1700
Registered 12
Available place 8
Cut off date 19-Dec-2017 2355
Location
National Guard Training Facility, NH-126 Center Strafford, NH
US National Guard, Strafford, NH 03884, USA
National Guard Training Facility, NH-126 Center Strafford, NH
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