1st Battalion Mission Statement
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  The 1st 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



Lieutenant Colonel Slade H. Beaudoin
Battalion Commander
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Command Sergeant Major James Bodecker
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 

  • Regimental Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility
    April 14, 2014
  • Department of the Army Retirement Ceremony
    April 29, 2014
  • General Officer Retirement Ceremony
    April 30, 2014