Military participation in Inauguration Parade

The Ceremonial Honor Guard marches past the presidential reviewing stand during the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington. More than 5,000 men and women in uniform provided military ceremonial support to the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, a tradition dating back to George Washington's 1789 Inauguration. Photo by Master Sgt. Gerold Gamble, US Air Force (Released)

The military will be well represented as the Inaugural Parade wends its way this afternoon from the U.S. Capitol building to the White House.

On the Department of Defense Support to the 57th Presidential Inauguration website, military support is listed from all five services. Each branch’s participants will be clustered together in the following order of appearance:

  • U.S. Army Staff
    U.S. Army Field Band
    U.S. Military Academy
    U.S. Army, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment
    U.S. Army Color Guard
    District of Columbia Army National Guard
    U.S. Army Reserve 200th MP Command
    Caisson Platoon, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment;    Fort Myer, Virginia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff
    U.S. Marine Band “The President’s Own”
    U.S. Marine Corps Active Company
    U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard
    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Company
  • U.S. Navy Staff
    U.S. Navy Band
    U.S. Naval Academy
    U.S. Navy Active Company
    U.S. Navy Color Guard
    U.S. Navy Reserve Company
  • U.S. Air Force Staff
    U.S. Air Force Band
    U.S. Air Force Academy
    U.S. Air Force Active Company
    U.S. Air Force Color Guard
    District of Columbia Air National Guard
    U.S. Air Force Reserve Company
  • U.S. Coast Guard Staff
    U.S. Coast Guard Band
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy
    U.S. Coast Guard Active Component
    U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard
    U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Component
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Staff;    Kings Point, New York
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Band;    Kings Point, New York
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Color Guard;    Kings Point, New York
    U.S. Merchant Marine Academy;    Kings Point, New York

In addition to DoD support to the parade, 60 applicants were selected out of the more than 2,807 applications submitted to participate in the parade, according to the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee’s website.

Those selected with military ties include:

  • 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
    Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts wiki
  • 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company B
    Silver Spring, Maryland website
  • 81st Regional Support Command Wildcats
    Fort Jackson, South Carolina website
  • Military Spouses of Michigan
    Michigan website
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Washington, District of Columbia website
  • Native American Women Warriors
    Pueblo West, Colorado  website
  • Norwich University Regimental Band
    Northfield, Vermont website
  • Punahou Band and JROTC
    Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii website
  • Union High School Air Force Junior ROTC
    Tulsa, Oklahoma website
  • United War Veterans Council
    New York, New York website
  • Virginia Military Institute Marching Unit
    Lexington, Virginia website