McCoy Becomes Member of Elite Navy Honor Guard

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Airman Daniel McCoy, a 2021 graduate of Hubbard High School, recently completed an intensive 10-week training program to become a member of the elite U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard.

McCoy joined the Navy six months ago. Today, he serves as a U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guardsman.

“I joined the Navy to proudly serve my country,” he says.

The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, established in 1931, is the official honor guard of the U.S. Navy and is based at Naval District Washington Anacostia Annex in Washington, D.C. Its 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.

Sailors of the Ceremonial Guard are hand selected while they are attending boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Strict military order and discipline, combined with teamwork, allow the Ceremonial Guard to fulfill its responsibilities with pride and determination. They are experts in the art of close order drill, coordination and timing.

The Ceremonial Guard is comprised of the drill team, color guard, casket bearers and firing party.

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