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 Funeral Honors Support Detail

Commandant, Naval District Washington assigned sub-area responsibility for the Casualty Assistance Calls and Funeral Honor Support Programs to the command on May 1, 1997. Responsibilities cover Maryland counties including Baltimore, Carroll, Montgomery, and Howard as well as Baltimore City.

Casualty Assistance Calls Program includes a team of Navy members who are on call to assist, guide and support family members in military burial rights and information. Contact the Navy Quarterdeck at 301-677-0217.

Honor Detail. In support of the Naval District Washington mandate, an Honor Detail was established in May 1997. The team received training from the Ceremonial Guard, Washington, DC, on casket bearer, flag presenting and folding, ceremonial rites, rifle squad honors and bugle.

Funeral support is provided to active duty deceased, retirees, and veterans with an Honorable Discharge.

For funeral support in the geographical areas of Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Montgomery, and Howard counties contact:

Funeral Honor Support Coordinator
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

To become a member of the team, contact the Coordinator.


  • passed most recent PRT
  • sharp in uniform
  • available on short notice
  • away from workcenter 4-5 hrs depending on location of funeral
  • pass maneuver quals (training is provided)


  • Mandatory, Tuesday 2:30 p.m.

After hours and weekends, call the Navy Quarterdeck and ask that they contact the Funeral Duty Section Leader or the Public Affairs Officer.

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Ceremonial Guard (CG)

Established as a cohesive unit in 1991, the Ceremonial Guard team is proactive in command and community ceremonial events. In addition to providing support for retirement and commissioning, the team participates in parades, massing of the colors, dignitary visits, civic organizations events, and opening ceremonies for youth sports. Several members serve as part of the National Security Agency’s Joint Service Ceremonial Guard.

Formally established with five members, the team increased in size and realigned their geographical coverage area to include Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Montgomery, and Baltimore counties.

Under the auspices of a Chief Petty Officer for Training and Drill, the team is proactive in the Fort Meade and regional communities.

Services provided:

  • Parading the Colors
  • Boatswain
  • Bell Ringer


  • passed most recent PRT
  • sharp in uniform
  • pass maneuver quals (training is provided)


  • Mandatory, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

To schedule the team for an event, contact:
Ceremonial Guard Coordinator