Army personnel who retire in the region are invited to participate in a retirement ceremony conducted by ceremonial troops of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Generally held on a weekday afternoon toward the end of each month, the ceremonies take place on Fort Myer, Va. They are a fitting cap to a Soldier's career and draws participants from throughout the region, from both Active, Guard and Reserve elements.

During summer months, weather permitting, Summerall Field is used for the ceremony. Conmy Hall is the venue October through March.

Signup for the ceremonies is through the Fort Myer Transition Point. The form used to designate their participation in the ceremony can be obtained at briefings for transitioning Soldiers, from the Transition Point or downloaded below. Please fill out and fax or email to the locations designated on the form.

MDW also conducts General Officer retirement ceremonies on Fort Myer. PLEASE NOTE: Ceremony time is 3 p.m.

DA Ceremonies:
2009 May 28, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 29, Oct. 29, Nov 19, Dec. 17
2010 Jan. 28, Feb. 25, Mar. 25, Apr. 29, May 20, June 24, July 29, Aug. 26, Sept. 29, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 16.

GO Ceremonies:
2009 May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug. 28, Sept. 30, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18
2010 Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 26, Apr. 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, Sept. 30, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, Dec. 17.

The cutoff for ceremony participants is five working days prior to the ceremony. Attendance is normally arranged through one's transition point, and parties are notified of the schedule 10 days in advance. If no notice has been received within seven days of your scheduled retirement ceremony, please contact Mr. Mason or Mr. Davis at (202) 685-2613/2983; or Ms. Michelle Brown at (202) 685-4916.

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Right click to download the retirement data sheet

The Army Band and the Old Guard represent the Army well at outreach events large and small, near and far. They combine forces for the Twilight Tattoo performances at Fort McNair and the Spirit of America Shows up and down the East Coast. Concerts and recitals by Army Band musicians and exhibitions by Old Guard performing units like the Army Drill Team or the Fife and Drum Corps keep the command in the public eye.

Page last updated Fri July 22nd, 2011 at 12:16