Army Retirement Ceremonies - National Capital Region

Soldiers performing ceremonial duties in standard Army dress uniforms and American Revolution-era uniforms.

Department of the Army and General Officer 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.

DA ELIGIBILITY:   COL (O6) /GS 15 and below

GO ELIGIBILITY:   MG (O8) / BG (O7)

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Transitioning Soldiers and Civilians interested in participating in a Department of the Army and General Officer Retirement Ceremony are personally responsible for submitting their Retirement Data Sheet directly to MDW Ceremonies and Outreach Directorate (COD). **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 second 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 COD as soon as possible by calling CPT Tamera Cain (202) 309-0097 or Mr. Richard Thomas at (202) 685-4916 / (202) 407-3780 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 2023 (Excel).

NOTE: Personnel wanting to participate in the monthly Department of the Army and General Officer Combined 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 Outreach Directorate within seven (7) days of your scheduled retirement ceremony, please contact MDW COD point of contact mentioned above.

 October 2023 - March 2024
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY RETIREMENT CEREMONIES

DATE
TIMELOCATION    
October 26, 2023  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
November 16, 2023  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
December 14, 2023  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
January 25, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
February 22, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
March 28, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.

October 2023 - March 2024
GENERAL OFFICER RETIREMENT CEREMONIES

DATE
TIMELOCATION    
October 27, 2023  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
November 17, 2023  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
December 15, 2023  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
January 26, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
February 23, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
March 29, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.

April 2024 - December 2024
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AND GENERAL OFFICER COMBINED
RETIREMENT CEREMONY

DATE
TIMELOCATION    
April 25, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
May 9, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
June 27, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
July 25, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
August 29, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
September 26, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
October 24, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
November 14, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.
December 12, 2024  1 p.m.Conmy Hall, JBM-HH, Va.

 

Date and times are subjected to change due to supervening ceremonies. POCs for this action are CPT Tamera Cain at (202) 685-4912 or (706) 755-0497, and Mr. Richard Thomas at (202) 685-4916 or (202) 407-3780 or mdw.cseo@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Retirement Data Sheet 2023 (Excel)