On 11 January 2019 at 0800, there will be an award ceremony to present the Tomb Guard Identification Badge (TGIB) to the following new Sentinels:
SPC Trevor Drahem (TGIB #664)
PFC William Jeffs (TGIB #665)
The TGIB is the third least awarded badge in the United States Army, behind the Astronaut Badge and Horsemanship Badge, and to earn this special award Soldiers must complete three phases of testing and demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in general Army/Tomb Guard knowledge, wear and appearance of the various uniforms worn by Tomb Guards while on duty, mastery of the various guard changes and ceremonies conducted at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and demonstrate verbal and written knowledge of over 12 different poems and 200 grave sites within Arlington National Cemetery.
All current and former Tomb Guards are invited to attend, please contact the SOG/ASOG for details.
For more information on the TGIB and the Sentinels who stand the eternal watch at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier please visit our website at: https://tombguard.org/tomb-of-the-unknown-soldier/the-tomb-guard/