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Main Purpose of Job

This is the intermediate level of work serving as a uniformed honor guard at burial services for military veterans in the State of Maryland. This position represents the State of Maryland and the Military Department as a member of the honor guard at burial services of veterans; performs specialized team positions such as pall bearing, folding and presenting the United States flag, casket bearing, casket watch and firing detail in accordance with standard procedures; executes military drill and ceremonial maneuvers; operates, maintains, and safeguards military weapons; maintains exceptional standards of military bearing and appearance; attends scheduled funeral training; prepares records and reports concerning military honor guard activities, and performs other duties as required.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute experience as a uniformed honor guard at burial services for veterans on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

**For education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the United States, please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification, with exception of buglers, are required to meet the following criteria, per National Guard Bureau regulation 600-25:

a) Be active or retired members of the Maryland National Guard or retired
in good standing from the Armed Forces of the United States.

b) Successfully complete an eight hour gun safety and usage weapons class.

c) Successfully complete one hundred and forty hours of honor guard training including eighty hours of attendance at the Army or Air Force Honor Guard School.

2. Employees in this classification must have completed Military Basic Training.

3. Employees in this classification are required to successfully pass all physical fitness standards, appearance and training requirements set forth in Army Regulation 600-9 and Air Force Instruction 40-502, effective April 2002.

4. Employees in this classification will be required to bear firearms, and to demonstrate practical knowledge and proficiency in the safe use and care of firearms on a periodic basis.

5. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in
accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for
Illegal Use of Drugs.

6. Employees in this classification must not be under disciplinary action and are subject to background investigations, including regular criminal history checks.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland Military Department at 410-234-3838.

Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD 214) for Veterans’Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.


Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to:

Maryland Military Department

State Personnel Office

29th Division Street, Fifth Regiment Armory, B10

Baltimore, MD 21201

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.