Seaman Seth Moore, a 2017 Milford High School graduate, joined the Navy six months ago. Today, Moore serves as a U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guardsman.
“I joined the Navy to better my future and to travel,” said Moore.
Established in 1931, the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard is the official honor guard of the U.S. Navy and is based at Naval District Washington Anacostia Annex in Washington, D.C.
According to Navy officials, the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard’s primary mission is to represent the service in Presidential, Joint Armed Forces, Navy, and public ceremonies in and around the nation’s capital. Members of the Navy Ceremonial Guard participate in some of our nation’s most prestigious ceremonies, including Presidential inaugurations and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials.
“I have learned discipline and getting out of my comfort zone,” said Moore.
Sailors of the Ceremonial Guard are hand-selected while they are attending boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. Strict military order and discipline, combined with teamwork, allow the Ceremonial Guard to fulfill their responsibilities with pride and determination. They are experts in the art of close order drill, coordination, and timing.
The Ceremonial Guard is comprised of the drill team, color guard, casket bearers, and firing party.
“I like that I will gain new experiences here,” said Moore.
There are many opportunities for sailors to earn recognition in their command, community, and careers.
“I am most proud of completing ceremonial guard training,” said Moore.
As a member of the U.S. Navy, Moore, as well as other sailors, know they are a part of a service tradition providing unforgettable experiences through leadership development, world affairs and humanitarian assistance. Their efforts will have a lasting effect around the globe and for generations of sailors who will follow.
“Serving in the Navy means to me that I get a sense of pride in what I do,” added Moore.