Color Guard Request

Thank you for your interest in having CWU Army ROTC present the colors at your upcoming event or assembly. Our cadets take great pride in presenting the colors at events for our university, local schools and organizations. The cadets practice regularly to ensure a reverent and professional presentation of our nation's flag.

Prioritization and Limited Availability

We strongly encourage you to request Color Guard as early as possible. The primary mission of CWU Army ROTC is to train officers for the U.S. Army while they pursue degrees at Central Washington University. Color Guard presentations are an additional duty for our cadets. In an effort to prioritize our cadets academic and ROTC training and help the cadets manage their time, we are not able to accommodate all Color Guard requests. During national holidays, including Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day, we receive a high volume of Color Guard requests. We prioritize our requests in the following order:

  1. On-campus Central Washington University requests
  2. Local school requests (Schools within Kittitas County)
  3. City of Ellensburg and Kittitas County requests
  4. Non-profit and volunteer organization request (Rotary, Kiwanis, Central Wash. Mountain Rescue, etc.)
  5. For-profit businesses and other organizations


After we commit to providing a Color Guard, please understand that due to circumstances beyond our control (travel weather, cadet availability, sudden training conflict, etc.) we reserve the right to cancel a request. We strongly encourage groups to develop a contingency plan in the unlikely event we are forced to cancel.

Alternative Organizations

Should CWU Army ROTC not be available the following other local organizations might be able to accommodate your request:

Central Washington University Air Force ROTC -, (509) 963-2314

American Legion Post 8 - (509) 925-9488

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 683 - (509) 968-4004

Kittitas County Veterans Coalition - (509) 933-2932

Boy Scout Troop 493

To begin your CWU Army ROTC Color Guard request please fill out our Color Guard request form.

Color Guard Request Form

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