Army Retirement Ceremonies National Capital Region

Old Guard in formation

Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians Army-wide are invited to participate in a Department of the Army (DA) or General Officer (GO) retirement ceremony conducted by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own" ceremonial units of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW).

DA and GO Retirement ceremonies take place in Conmy Hall, Bldg. 241., on the historic installation, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, also known as Fort Myer, Virginia.  Ceremonies are generally conducted on a weekday morning toward the end of each month. These ceremonies draw participants from the Army's total force; Active-duty, National Guard, Reserve elements, and now DA Civilians.  Participating in retirement ceremonies conducted by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own" ceremonial units is a fitting cap to a Soldier's career.

The Army Band and the Old Guard represent the Army well at outreach events large and small, near and far. They combine forces for the Twilight Tattoo performances at Fort Myer and at performances up and down the East Coast. Concerts and recitals by Army Band musicians and exhibitions by Old Guard performing units like the Army Drill Team or the Fife and Drum Corps keep the command in the public eye.

ELIGIBILITY:

DA Ceremony: COL (O6) and below -OR- GS-15 and below

GO Ceremony: BG (07) and MG (08) -OR- Tier 1 or Tier 2

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Transitioning Soldiers and Civilians interested in participating in a DA or GO retirement ceremony are personally responsible for submitting their Retirement Data Sheet directly to MDW Ceremonies and Special Events Office (CSEO). **NO EXCEPTIONS**.  Requests to participate MUST be submitted by emailing: mdw.cseo@gmail.com.  

Ensure that your email and contact information is accurate as you will receive a confirmation email within the first week of the month of your requested retirement ceremony date. The email confirmation will provide you with details for your specific ceremony.  If your participation status should change, please inform MDW CSEO as soon as possible by calling Ms. Carol Roney at (202) 685-2983/2980/4912 or mdw.cseo@gmail.com.

HOW TO OBTAIN FORM:

The Retirement Data Sheet to designate your participation in a ceremony may be obtained at a retirement briefing for transitioning Soldiers, from the Fort Myer Transition Point or here Retirement Data Sheet (excel).

NOTE:  Personnel wanting to participate in the monthly DA Retirement Ceremony must submit their completed Retirement Data Sheet no later than the 1st of the month in which you wish to participate.  Retirees submitting their Retirement Data Sheet after the 1st of the month will not be recognized in the that month's retirement program and may be asked to participate in a later ceremony. If you are not contacted by MDW Ceremonies and Special Events Office within seven (7) days of your scheduled retirement ceremony, please contact MDW CSEO point of contact mentioned above.

Personnel wanting to participate in the monthly GO Retirement Ceremony must inform MDW CSEO no later than six weeks prior to the month in which participation is desired, by calling Ms. Carol Roney at (202) 685-2983/2980/4912 or mdw.cseo@gmail.com.

The following dates are established for Department of the Army and General Officer retirement ceremonies in 2019.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 2019 - 2020 RETIREMENT CEREMONIES


Dept. of the Army
Time   Location     
29 August 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
26 September. 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
24 October 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
21 November 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
12 December 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
30 January 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
27 February 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
26 March 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
23 April 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
14 May 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
25 June 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
30 July 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
27 August 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
24 September 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
29 October 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
19 November 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
10 December 202010 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
 
 General Officer
Time    Location     
30 August 2019
CANCELLEDConmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
27 September 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
25 October 201910 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
22 November 201910 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
13 December 2019
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
31 January 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
28 February 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
27 March 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
24 April 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
15 May 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
26 June 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
31 July 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
28 August 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
25 September 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
30 October 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
20 November 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
11 December 2020
10 a.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
 

Old Guard Troops

Date and times are subjected to change due to supervening ceremonies. **This document, dated May 1, 2018, supersedes any dates previously established.**

POC for this action is Ms. Carol Roney at (202) 685-4912, or mdw.cseo@gmail.com.

 

 Year 2019 Key Dates

New Year                  Tues., 1 Jan Independence Day     Thurs., 4 July  
MLK Jr. Holiday        Mon., 21 Jan Labor Day                     Mon., 2 Sept
Presidents Day       Mon., 18 Feb                        Columbus Day             Mon., 14 Oct
Easter                       Sun.,    21 April                        Veterans Day               Mon., 11 Nov
Memorial Day         Mon., 27 May                      Thanksgiving          Thurs., 28 Nov 
Army Birthday         Fri., 14 June                           Christmas                  Wed., 25 Dec

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