Honor Guard Competitions: What I’d Like to See

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Here is how a color team is currently required to post the colors in a competition:


I don’t understand the reasoning behind the current competition procedure. When will a team see this type of setup in an actual ceremony? Why not make each phase of a competition relevant? The other phases (flag fold, casket watch) mimic the same conditions required during the actual ceremonies. The following illustration shows how color teams typically post/present the colors. This is what we should see at all honor guard competitions:

Just like cadet drill competitions, relevance is a big plus for all regulation and ceremonial drill phases and the World Drill Association Adjudication System has everything already built into it. Check it out!

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