The Raider Battalion Color Guard is not the twirly color guard of the band. While armed with rifles and flags, they are the honorable cadets who present our Nation's Colors in a ceremonious fashion.
While the Color Guard is a component of the Drill Team, they are their own individual entity. The Color Guard presents the Nation's Colors at numerous events throughout the year including sporting events, graduation, baccalaureate, and other special events throughout Forsyth County. The Color Guard competes against other schools in the nation at drill meets that are graded by region recruiters and occasionally Drill Instructors from Parris Island. By doing the Color Guard, students receive a Varsity Letter. Cadets must attend 75% of the practices and 3 events in order to qualify.
Attendance and Requirements
Practices are Monday after school from 1600 to 1700 (4 pm - 5 pm), and Tuesday or Wednesday during Raider Time. The Raider Battalion Color Guard is an honor and will be conducted as such. Cadets are expected to maintain a level of military professionalism, appearance, and bearing at all times. They set the highest standards for the battalion.
Students can join the Color Guard by enrolling in MCJROTC through their counselor and speaking to their Marine Instructor.
Color Guard Commander
Cadet LtCol Hencely, Color Guard CO (2022-2023)
Cadet 2ndLt Kowalczzyk, Color Guard XO (2022-2023)
There are four active four-man teams. They are composed of two riflemen and two flag bearers. The standard-bearer holds the Marine Corps flag and the color bearer holds the American Flag.