JTF-NCR Military Participation Authority
The 57th Presidential Inauguration will be conducted in Washington, DC Jan. 21, 2013, in accordance with the Constitution of the United States of America and concurrent resolution of the 112th Congress, with three to five hundred thousand spectators expected to attend the ceremony on the national mall.
In addition to the official events on Jan. 21, other inaugural ceremonies and events will be held throughout the Inaugural Period Jan. 15-24, 2013. Department of Defense is expected to provide support for these events in accordance with Secretary of Defense approved DoD ceremonial support guidelines published.
Commander United States Northern Command (CDR USNORTHCOM) has tasked Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) to plan, coordinate and execute DoD approved support, as well as conduct liaison and coordination with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Immediately following the general election, the President-elect will appoint the PIC to plan, coordinate and host numerous celebrations and special events associated with the Presidential Inauguration. The JCCIC, a bicameral committee, is responsible for conducting the swearing-in ceremony for the President-elect and Vice President-elect at the Capitol. Both of these committees historically request various forms of ceremonial support from DoD.
JTF-NCR will participate in all inter-agency planning and conduct planning with all our joint partners in the NCR. Additionally, JTF-NCR will be expected to provide world class ceremonial support for the Presidential Inauguration and the related official ceremonies and events throughout the inaugural period, continuing the tradition of military participation in the Presidential Inauguration of the commander in chief tracing back to the Inauguration of George Washington in 1789.