Honor Guard Academy

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In accordance with CAPR 52-16, graduates of the any of the Kansas Wing Honor Guard Academy courses garner the NCSA ribbon. You can find more information about NCSA accreditation at:  http://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/activities/csa-ribbon-list

Honor Guard 1 (Colors Element)


This course consists of a curriculum designed to developed a cadets understanding of the most common Honor Guard Drill and Ceremonies Mission, the Colors Element (Color Guard). Areas covered include; Honor Guard uniform standards Unarmed Honor Guard Drill, Honor Guard Manual of Arms, Manual of the Flag, Indoor Flag Presentation, Colors Element at Parades, Flag Raising and Lowering, Flag Folding.


Class Size Requirements
  • Minimum students 4 (i.e. 1 Colors Team)

  • Max Cadets 11 per driver (i.e. 2 drivers = 22 cadets (Students and C/Staff))



Prerequisites
  • Complete a Basic Encampment

Uniform Requirements
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Minimum Physical Capability Standards
  • Pass the CPFT appropriate to their age and rank in accordance with CAPP 52-18

  • Ability to stand apparently motionless at Attention for 3 minutes

  • While standing at attention, be capable of steadily holding an almost 8.5lb drill rifle at Port arms, Present arms, and Left and Right Shoulder arms for 2 minutes.

  • While standing at attention, be capable of holding a flag at Present Colors for 2 minutes and return it to Carry Colors

Honor Guard 2 (Ceremonies)



This course consists of a curriculum designed to developed a cadets understanding of the many Honor Guard special ceremonies so that cadets can meet the needs of most Honor Guard mission requirements including; Unarmed and Armed Honor Guard Drill, Honor Guard uniform standards, Reveille and Retreat Ceremonies, Retirement, Promotion, Change of Command, Activation, Inactivation and Redesignation Ceremonies, Honor Cordons, Parades, Table of Remembrance/POW-MIA Ceremonies, Intro to Funerals and Intro to Exhibition Drill. This course assumes you already have a thorough comprehension of Color Guard Drill and Rules for Displaying the U.S. and other Military, CAP, State and Foreign Flags.




Class Size Requirements
  • Minimum students 6 (i.e. 1 Bearers Team)

  • Max Cadets 11 per driver (i.e. 2 drivers = 22 cadets (Students and C/Staff))


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Prerequisites
  • Graduate the Color Guard Course   

Or   

  • Graduate any other Tier 1 course and have the endorsement of the Ceremonies School Commander   

Or   

  • On a case by case basis, demonstrate thorough comprehension of Color Guard Drill and Rules for Displaying the U.S. and other Military, CAP, State and Foreign Flags, from prior experience in JROTC or CAP Cadet Color Guard Competition team or other similar activity.

Uniform Requirements

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Minimum Physical Capability Standards

  • Pass the CPFT appropriate to their age and rank in accordance with CAPP 52-18

  • Ability to stand apparently motionless at Attention for 10 minutes

  • While standing at attention, be capable of steadily holding an almost 8.5lb drill rifle at Port arms, Present arms, and Left and Right Shoulder arms for 3 minutes

  • While standing at attention, be capable of holding a flag at Present Colors for 3 minutes and return it to Carry Colors

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds 3 feet and 5 feet off the ground and hold it for 2 minutes.

Honor Guard 3 (Drill Team)


This course will consist of a curriculum designed to allow cadets to learn and use advanced Honor Guard Drill and Ceremonies, including; performing complex and advanced rifle spins and maneuvers (Exhibition Drill Team), and funerals details (Note: it is not expected that cadets will be capable of carrying a full weight casket at the end of this course however they should be knowledgeable about the entirety of the funeral detail sequence and what it would take for them to become capable of carrying a casket in a actual funeral. Wing Commanders are the authority on whether or not Cadets or Senior Members may participate in casket handling as part of an actual funerals detail).


Class Size Requirements
  • Minimum students 6 (i.e. 1 Bearers Team)

  • Max Cadets 11 per driver (i.e. 2 drivers = 22 cadets (Students and C/Staff))



Prerequisites
  • Graduate Honor Guard 2 and have the endorsement of the Ceremonies School Commander
                                                Or
  • On a case by case basis, demonstrate thorough comprehension of Color Guard Drill and Rules for Displaying the U.S. and other Military, CAP, State and Foreign Flags, and have prior Armed Drill experience from JROTC or CAP Cadet Color Guard Competition team or other similar activity.

Uniform Requirements

  • Click Here (Coming Soon)

Minimum Physical Capability Standards

  • Pass the CPFT appropriate to their age and rank in accordance with CAPP 52-18

  • Ability to stand apparently motionless at Attention for 15 minutes

  • While standing at attention, be capable of steadily holding an almost 8.5lb drill rifle at Port arms, Present arms, and Left and Right Shoulder arms for 10 minutes

  • While standing at attention, be capable of holding a flag at Present Colors for 5 minutes and return it to Carry Colors

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds 3 feet and 5 feet off the ground and hold it for 2 minutes.