What Is a Military Retirement Ceremony?

Answer Military servicemen and women often sacrifice time with their family, other careers, money and even their lives to serve the United States. Most do not serve to receive glory and recognition, but o... Read More »

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How many side boys am I allowed for a Navy retirement ceremony?

Traditional custom dictates four to six side boys at a United States Navy retirement ceremony. However, recent protocol has allowed for the retiring member to choose as many side boys as he would l... Read More »

Would an ex military spouse qualify for a percentage of military retirement in a divorce?

Ex-military spouses qualify for 50 percent of the military member's retirement if the couple was married for at least 10 years while the service member was on active duty, according to Divorcenet.c... Read More »

What US Military flag ceremony is performed at 5pm?

The US Marine Corps uses that date, which is when the Continental Marines were created.

How do you introduce a retired military officer in a formal ceremony?

You still say "Admiral ..." or "Vice Admiral ....", just as you would if he were in active service. In fact , anyone above the rank of MSGT[ or equivalent rank in any branch ] is subject to recall... Read More »