Color Guards

Welcome to the JRHS NJROTC Color Guard! Although Color Guard is not necessarily a full-time competitive team (see Drill Team for information on our Competition Color Guard), those who are a part of our Drill Team are highly recommended to try their hand at Color Guard.

What is Color Guard? Our ceremonial Color Guard details are assigned to present the colors at many different events. Details can range from 3-5 Cadets, but always consist of at least two rifles and the American Flag (who commands the detail).

When does this team practice? Color Guard practices are not usually a regularly scheduled event. However, if you wish to learn more about Color Guard, you can arrange a practice with our Color Guard Commander outside the ROTC room during lunch or after school.

What kinds of events does Color Guard attend? Color Guards can range from school events such as football games or drill meets to college graduation ceremonies and Veterans’ Day assemblies. The range of events is only truly limited by the requests we receive from benefactors (which can be submitted here).

What awards can I earn for being on color guard? After a cadet participates on a color guard detail three separate times, he or she earns the color guard ribbon. In addition, color guards offered for organizations outside of school count as community service hours.

How do I join? Talk to Color Guard Commander to sign up for color guards. Check the calendar for upcoming color guards.

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