Tomb PositionSergeant of the Guard
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 many times will a Sentinel be on duty during the shift?
Each Relief has a 24 hour rotational work day. Ideally, four qualified Sentinels, one Relief Commander (RC), one Assistant Relief Commander (ARC), and several Sentinels in training comprise the Relief. The daily walk schedule is made by the RC or ARC and is dependent on the number of Sentinels who are proficient enough to guard the Tomb in front of the public. Generally, the Sentinel will do several walks back to back and then be done for the day. However, in extreme cases, Sentinels have been known to go back-to-back (every other walk) for the entire shift.