On behalf of myself and our amazing group of instructors, I would like to welcome you to the Milwaukee Honor Guard Clinic portion of our website. I hope that you will find a great deal of helpful information in the sections below. Again, welcome!
~ Semper Fi ~
Director, Milwaukee Operations
More affectionately known as "The Clinic" is a three day, 24 hour intensive practical training course. The Clinic is normally held in April each year. During the clinic attendee's receive instruction in basic through advanced honor guard operations. This instruction is provided by subject matter experts who have a combined total of over 300 years of operational honor guard experience and leadership.
Our instructors are required to have a minimum of eight years of operational honor guard experience. Many of the instructors have or are actively serving as Commanders or Deputy Commanders of their respective units. Additionally, several of the instructors are involved each year with the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs, CO, holding positions such as Commander, Deputy Commander, Sector, and Assistant Sector Commanders.
Some of the training topics covered during the clinic are;
Over the year's our core curriculum has remained very much the same. However, our leadership team continues to evaluate, and when indicated add content.
Often times new content is added based on current real world events that our instructors are involved with.
Since our organization was established in 2005 our instructors have had to honor and privilege of being invited to assist with multiple line of duty and active duty funerals.
During the clinic we offer several evening events to facilitate professional networking. We believe that our clinic creates a very unique environment that is conducive to professional relationship building. Providing voluntary social events in the evening such as a welcome on Thursday evening, a Milwaukee Brewers Game (where our attendee's presenting the colors), and a Saturday evening departure gathering, provide a relaxed environment that attendee's from fire, police, and EMS agencies from across the United States and Canada can share experiences, exchange contact information, and discuss agency specific training.
We have found year after year that those who attend the evening professional networking events create and maintain strong connections. These connections often are helpful with obtaining extra resources to help with LODD and Active Duty funerals, and to share new training methods.
Over the last 15 years we have had the amazing opportunity to work with several local and national chain restaurants to provide those attending our events with outstanding noon meals during training. Some of these vendors include.
We have also been lucky enough to have several emergency services organizations provide on-site cook outs for us. These include.
We are proud of the communities in which we operate and business's that support emergency services.
With that in mind, we use the following criteria to establish, build, and maintain our restaurant partnerships.
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