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Color Guard

CAP uses drill and ceremonies as a tool for leadership development. Drill is a skill that teaches all the elements of followership – immediate response to orders, attention to detail, complying with specific direction, and the importance of teamwork. Drill allows an individual to progress from the simple (e.g., individual drill movements) to the complex (e.g., flight or squadron drill). Drill allows an emerging leader the opportunity to lead by example, as an Element Leader or Guide might, and to coach and mentor subordinates. Leaders learn how to speak in front of a group, and how to teach.

Our color guard carries the United States flag and other flags appropriate to its position in the chain of command. In addition to the flag bearers, who are positioned in the center of the color guard, there are two or more individuals who carry rifles. This is a symbol that the flag (and its nation) will always be protected.

Being assigned to the color guard is considered an honor due to the fact that these individuals present and carry the symbols of their unit and country.

South Dakota Air National Guard Dining Out
South Dakota Air National Guard Dining Out
South Dakota Air National Guard Dining Out
South Dakota Air National Guard Dining Out
Independence Day - July 4th Parade
Independence Day - July 4th Parade
Independence Day - July 4th Parade
Independence Day - July 4th Parade
Independence Day - July 4th Parade
Independence Day - July 4th Parade
Quarterly Last Roll Call - Veterans Medical Center
Quarterly Last Roll Call - Veterans Medical Center
Quarterly Last Roll Call - Veterans Medical Center
Quarterly Last Roll Call - Veterans Medical Center
Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony
Mitchell Stampede Rodeo Parade
Mitchell Stampede Rodeo Parade
Mitchell Stampede Rodeo Parade
Mitchell Stampede Rodeo Parade

 

Funding for “Equipment and Ceremonial Elements”

provided by the MARY CHILTON CHAPTER

NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

through the

MARY CHILTON DAR FOUNDATION

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

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