Tomb PositionSergeant of the Guard
Tomb DatesFeb 2020 - Sep 2021
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Units & Campaigns3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)
Awards & DecorationsBronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 bronze OLC)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (w/3 bronze OLC)
Joint Service Achievement Medal (w/1 bronze OLC)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal (w/4 BSS)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (w/3 numeral)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (w/4 numeral)
Combat Action Badge
German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Bronze)
Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Identification Badge
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Did you know?
How long does the Sentinel hesitate after the facing movement to begin the return walk? Is the rifle carried on the same shoulder all the time?
The Sentinel does not execute an about face, rather they stop on the 21st step, then turn and face the Tomb for 21 seconds. They then turn to face back down the mat, change the weapon to the outside shoulder, mentally count off 21 seconds, then step off for another 21 step walk down the mat. They face the Tomb at each end of the 21 step walk for 21 seconds. The Sentinel then repeats this over and over until the the Guard Change ceremony begins.