Joint Service Order of the Colors

DrillMaster Honor Guard, Instructional 6 Comments

The regulation that directs this order of precedence was Department of Defense Directive 1005.8; Order of Precedence of Members of Armed Forces of the United States When in Formations (31 October 1977) and now that information is contained in each service drill and ceremonies or protocol manual. The more interesting part of the story is the history behind why that …