U.S. 57th Presidential Inauguration

In April, 2012 a joint task force was established to coordinate all military ceremonial support for the 57th Presidential Inauguration held in January 2013.

The Joint Task Force - National Capital Region 57th Presidential Inaugural Staff included members from all branches of the armed forces, including the reserve and National Guard.

This site is being preserved by the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region Public Affairs Office as an easily accessible historical archive.

The U.S. Armed Forces has provided support for official presidential inaugural ceremonies dating back to April 30, 1789, when members of the Continental Army escorted George Washington to the first U.S. presidential swearing-in ceremony at Federal Hall in New York City.
 
In keeping with this tradition, the Department of Defense has directed Joint Task Force National Capital Region to serve as the DoD liaison to the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). JTF-NCR is a joint service organization charged with coordinating all military ceremonial participation and support for the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

Military participation traditionally includes musical units, marching bands, color guards, and salute batteries. Military involvement in the Presidential Inauguration is a centuries-old tradition in which the armed forces celebrate democracy, honor the new commander in chief, and recognize civilian control of the military.

Schedule of Events for 2013

57th Presidential Inauguration

 

Updated info on the National Day of Service, Children's Concert, Swearing-in Ceremony, Parade and Inaugural Balls

Inaugural fireworks over the White House

Press Room

 

Media members! Press Releases, Media Advisories and our contact information is located on this page.

Online Parade Application/ Registration Form

UPDATE: The online form for Parade Applications has closed to new users as of 8:00pm EDT, Nov. 30, 2012. 

All materials that are provided by applicants will be processed for review by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Need assistance? Contact our Parade Support Team at 2013inaugurationparade@jfhqncr.northcom.mil or 202-685-8210.

Parade Applicants

UPDATE: The online form for Parade Applications has closed to new users as of 8:00pm EDT, Nov. 30, 2012. All materials that are provided by applicants will be processed for review by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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