Tomb Guard Identification Badge Ceremony

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On 19 May 2022 at 1030, there will be an award ceremony to present the Tomb Guard Identification Badge (TGIB) to the following new Sentinels:

Sergeant Jacob Sprosty (TGIB #697)

Sergeant Kamille Torres (TGIB #698)

Specialist Ryan Pachall (TGIB #699)

Specialist Shay Archer (TGIB #700)

The TGIB is one of the rarest awarded badges in the United States Army, and to earn this special award Soldiers must complete three phases of testing and demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in general Army/Tomb Guard knowledge, wear and appearance of the various uniforms worn by Tomb Guards while on duty, mastery of the various guard changes and ceremonies conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and demonstrate verbal and written knowledge of over 12 different poems and 200 grave sites within Arlington National Cemetery.

All current and former Tomb Guards are invited to attend, please contact the SOG/ASOG for details.

For more information on the TGIB and the Sentinels who stand the eternal vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as directed by Congress in 1926, please visit our website at:

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