Community and civic organizations may request ceremonial support from the Marine Corps for participation in appropriate events.
The Color Guard is a four-member formation – consisting of the senior Marine and Color Sergeant carrying the National Colors, a Marine carrying the Marine Corps Colors, and two rifle bearers.
The Color Guard is responsible for rendering appropriate military honors.
This traditional formation adds dignity to any military-related activity, parade, or civic event by showing respect to our Nation and those who have served.
To have your event considered, please submit your Request For Armed Forces Participation In Public Events (Non-Aviation) DD-2536
between 30 to 90 days in advance of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not fax requests. To assure your request is received and processed please include the asset requested, and the date and location of the event in the subject line (i.e. Color Guard Request-25July2014- Washington, D.C.). To confirm receipt or for any questions regarding your request, call (504) 697-8184.