1st Battalion Mission Statement

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  The 1stt Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conducts memorial affairs to honor our fallen comrades, and ceremonies and special events to represent the Army, communicating its story to our Nation's citizens and the world.

   On order, conducts defense support of civil authorities in the National Capital Region.

1st Battalion Command Group


Col  Shouse 

LTC Jody Shouse
Battalion Commander
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CSM Jasper C. Johnson
Battalion Sergeant Major
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1st Battalion Contact Information


To contact the unit please call the Battalion Staff Duty at 703-696-3949.
DSN Prefix is 426-XXXX 

Presidents' Day
February 19
April 1
Twilight Tattoo Begins
April 25
Virginia International Tattoo
April 26 - 29
TOG Memorial Dedication
May 1
Flags In
May 24
Memorial Day
May 28
Flag Day
June 14