Accession Number : ADA168890

Title :   Guide for Air Force Change of Command Ceremonies

Descriptive Note : Student rept.

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Easterly, Glenn C.

PDF Url : ADA168890

Report Date : APR 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Counting squadron, group, wing, division, intermediate headquarters, and major command levels, there are hundreds of change of command ceremonies that take place throughout the Air Force each year. Although each individual ceremony has unique characteristics,, the one thing common to all is that each entails the planning, coordination and implementation of seemingly endless details. While the guidance contained in AFT 50-14 (Drill and Ceremonies) for conducting ceremonies seems straightforward, the real trick is weaving those details together in a fashion that will produce a first-class event. The outgoing commander is traditionally responsible for all change of command ceremony arrangements; however, the real 'labor' is normally delegated to a project officer. His/her job is to transform the desires of the commander into an executable plan. This involves blending together the skills and knowledge of several other term members; i.e., Protocol, Public Affairs, Security Police, Transportation, Civil Engineering, Communications, etc. Together, they will develop the details that must flow smoothly together for a successful ceremony. This guide provides basic information for the project officer responsible for a change of command ceremony including the use of support organizations on base. The logistics of coordinating the music, invitations, site preparation and practice; and a generic task checklist, sample ceremony formats and scrips.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, PREPARATION, SITES, SECURITY PERSONNEL, POLICE, MUSIC

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE