Date: March 25-29, 2024
Location: 493 Phenix Ave, Cranston, Rhode Island
Cost: $350 Per Attendee - 40 Hour Course
Hosting Agency: Cranston Police Department & Nardolillo Funeral Home
*Note: Agencies/departments can pay by credit card at the link above or can contact us to set up payment via check through your agency's normal vendor procedures.
Training Will Include:
PRESENTING / POSTING COLORS
MARCHING & MANUAL OF ARMS
LINE OF DUTY DEATHS
FUNERAL DETAILS - CASKET WATCH- RIFLE VOLLEYS
PARADES & SPORTING EVENTS
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED INSTRUCTION LEVELS
EQUIPMENT SETUP AND SELECTION
Every participant learns every position including calling commands.
Course materials include online access to additional training videos & manuals.
- OPEN TO ALL FIRST RESPONDERS -
LAW ENFORCEMENT – FIRE – EMS
Whether you are just starting an Honor Guard or looking to take your team to the next level, this is the standardized and professional training that you have been dreaming of. We have spent years helping teams achieve their goals all over the world.
Additionally, as trainers of some of the most elite military ceremonial units in Washington, DC, and winners of prestigious Honor Guard competitions such as The National Police Week Honor Guard Championships, we know exactly what is required to get your unit as sharp as the tip of the spear.
This training is custom designed to your needs so that we can effectively teach both novice and experienced groups or individuals, and give you the tools the take back to your agency.
Our on-site Honor Guard training not only saves you time and money in the long run, but also provides the motivational kick your team needs!
Participants will have follow on access to videos, SOPs, and other training material.
Who uses our Honor Guard training?
Simply put, this is professional training designed to standardize your unit so that everyone is on the same page and thoroughly knows every position, to include calling commands. This isn't bootcamp but it is hands-on no-nonsense training for all levels to include those with no marching background what so ever.
There are LOTS of right ways to conduct Honor Guard missions, our goal is to show your unit what works and why, given limited practice times and training constraints typical of all Honor Guard units.
Line of Duty Death
While much of our training tries to highlight the Honor Guard being the face of the Department during public events, training in funeral procedures and protocols is still of the utmost importance.
We want to set you up with the knowledge and adaptable skills to not only facilitate a LODD funeral for your own department, but be able to assist and sync up with others as well.
After years of working with local, state, and federal agencies, we have developed and written the protocol for adding K9s into all Honor Guard mission aspects.
Our goal is to incorporate as many officers into the Honor Guard as possible.
Certificates of Training
Recognition for participants with Professional Development / Continuing Education Credit
Included with all of our Honor Guard trainings are a signed certificate of training for each participant, with Professional Development Hours / Continuing Education Credit for the training - 24 hours for a 3-day training mission, 32 hours for 4-days, 40 hours for a 5-day course.
Follow On Support
Hands on training is just the beginning, not the end of what we include for your Honor Guard thrive!
First off, you can video record every bit of training from our instructors! We want you to have the material to look back on and to use during training in the future and to get the new members up to speed!
Plus for a full year after training you'll have total access to email or call us with any questions or updates. Send in videos for critiques, get advice on your events. All of it! Your success is our success, so we are committed to doing everything we can to make it happen!
This all comes standard!
“Very organized and decisive. Training was top notch. Excellent work all around. Thank you so much for everything, hope to have you back in the future.”
SFC Ryan Joseph
Platoon Sergeant, United States Army 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard"
Arlington National Cemetery
“Outstanding instructors, true professionals. This is one of the best training programs I have been involved with in my career.”
Captain Micheal Froio
Bridgewater State University Police Department
“Despite our lack of experience you focused us in on key technical parts to drastically improve us. Much needed and perfectly instructed. Simple, easy.”
Officer Craig Gocha
Metro Pierce Police Honor Guard
“The trainers were very professional with the team and very good coaches. The outcome of the team and their progress was amazing. I would recommend them to anyone!”
Sgt. Craig Burke
United State Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon
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Founder & Director of Training
Mr. Bill Owen is a Florida native who is widely considered one of the world’s leading experts in military drill & ceremonies training for both drill teams and Honor Guards. His talented and unique approach has been used to train tens of thousands of trainees, not only in the United States, but also internationally at the request of 26 foreign governments to revamp or create their national ceremonial drill units and Honor Guards.
Bill is a subject matter expert (SME) for military, police, fire, EMS, federal agencies, and other Honor Guard units worldwide. In the United States, he has trained the US Army 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" at Arlington National Cemetery, trained and choreographed for the US Army Drill Team, and has also trained members of the US Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the US Navy Ceremonial Honor Guard - all in Washington, DC. Additionally, he as taught at the US Army Drill Sergeant Academy, is the primary Honor Guard training contractor for the Department of Veteran's Affairs, and helped several agencies win multiple championships at the National Police Week Honor Guard Competition.
Since 2003, he has planned ceremonies and performances for Heads of State worldwide, helped coordinate major funerals for Line of Duty Deaths and military members Killed in Action, and helped dozens of law enforcement agencies and fire departments start their Honor Guard programs from the ground up.
Bill has earned degrees from the University of North Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the Federal Emergency Management Institute. In the past, Bill has sat on the Military Drill Hall of Fame's Board of Directors, Drill Nation Board of Directors, and as an event supervisor for Honor Guards of America & National Honor Guards Day.