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Connecticut Army National Guard Elevates Foot Guard’s Ceremonial Skills in Special Honor Guard Training

In the heart of Connecticut’s state defense force, the Governor’s Guards, comprising the First and Second Company Foot Guards, along with the 1st and 2nd Company Horse Guards, continue to uphold a tradition of excellence and dedication to duty. This February, the Second Company Foot Guard engaged in a series of drills aimed at enhancing their operational effectiveness and adherence to protocol. Under the meticulous guidance of Captain Don Rosadini, the Executive Officer of the 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard, the soldiers were immersed in a detailed review of the latest directives from the Connecticut Military Department (CTMD) and the Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard. Captain Rosadini’s approach, which emphasizes a blend of practical drills and theoretical knowledge, underscores the importance of precision and a deep understanding of military regulations. His dedication to fostering a culture of professionalism within the ranks serves as a testament to the Guards’ commitment to excellence.

The second portion of the February drills highlighted the solemn responsibility of honoring the nation’s service members and veterans. The 2nd Company Foot Guard received specialized instruction from Sergeant Kiley and the Connecticut Army National Guard Military Honors Team on the ceremonial folding and presentation of the U.S. flag. This tradition, deeply ingrained in military heritage, symbolizes the nation’s deep gratitude and respect for those who have served. Through Sergeant Kiley’s expert guidance, the soldiers of the 2nd Company were taught the intricacies and significance of the flag ceremony, ensuring that each fold and presentation is performed with the utmost precision and respect. This training not only reinforces the Foot Guards’ role in ceremonial duties but also strengthens their connection to The Connecticut Army National Guard and the values they serve to protect.

The second portion of the February drills highlighted the solemn responsibility of honoring the nation’s service members and veterans. The 2nd Company Foot Guard received specialized instruction from Sergeant Kiley and the Connecticut Army National Guard Military Honors Team on the ceremonial folding and presentation of the U.S. flag. This tradition, deeply ingrained in military heritage, symbolizes the nation’s deep gratitude and respect for those who have served. Through Sergeant Kiley’s expert guidance, the soldiers of the 2nd Company were taught the intricacies and significance of the flag ceremony, ensuring that each fold and presentation is performed with the utmost precision and respect. This training not only reinforces the Guards’ role in ceremonial duties but also strengthens their connection to The Connecticut Army National Guard and the values they serve to protect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The U.S. flag honors the memory of a service member or veteran’s service to our country. The ceremonial folding and presentation of the flag is a tribute of lasting importance to our service members, veterans and their families.
This week the 2nd Company received first hand instruction from SGT Kiley and The Connecticut Army National Guard Military Honors Team. Tasked with imparting the significance and precision necessitated by the service, SGT Kiley and his Team worked with the Soldiers of the 2nd Company on the basics of the ceremony.
Many thanks to SGT Kiley and his Team for the excellent instruction!
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