At the completion of The Army Goes Rolling Along, the band commander signals INSTRUMENTS
DOWN, and FACES ABOUT.
The honor guard commander salutes and announces "SIR, THIS COMPLETES THE
The honor guard remains at Attention until the honoree has departed.
The band may play incidental music while the honoree is being introduced to the staff and other
Honor Cordons/Ramp Guard Ceremonies. Honor cordons (also referred to as ramp guard ceremonies)
may be used when welcoming or bidding farewell to distinguished visitors. A select group of soldiers is
designated to honor the distinguished visitors and provide security at the immediate arrival or departure
The honor cordon normally consists of two squads, a senior sergeant, a cordon commander, and a
When deemed appropriate, the commander may elect to use a band, Colors, and distinguishing flags.
The band plays appropriate music during the ceremony.
PART C FORMAL GUARD MOUNTS
Formal Guard Mounts. The formal guard mount ceremony is held to:
Inspect the new guard.
Assign officers and noncommissioned officers according to rank.
Issue necessary instructions or special orders.
Formation of Guard.
The band stands twelve steps to the right of the marker for the right flank of the guard.
The drum major FORMS AND ALIGNS the band. The band commander RECEIVES THE BAND.
If the guard is not in the vicinity of the parade grounds, Attention should be sounded at the adjutant's
From his post in front of the area where the guard is to be formed, the adjutant signals or commands
"SOUND ADJUTANT'S CALL".
The band commander signals INSTRUMENTS UP and conducts Adjutant's Call, followed by an
When the guard has reached a point approximately 6 steps from its position on line, the band
commander CUTS OFF the band so that members of the guard can hear the command "HALT"
given by the sergeant of the guard.