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Honor Guard of the Republic of China

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Honor Guard of the Republic of China
Armband of the Honor Guard of the Republic of China
RoleGuard of Honor
Motto(s)There is no best, only better

The Honor Guard of the Republic of China (also known as Republic of China Ceremonial Guard) is the official ceremonial unit of the Taiwanese Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Established in September 1, 1957, it represents the Taiwanese Armed Forces and Department of Defense in public ceremonies.


The military honor guard of modern Republic of China traces its history back to Beiyang Navy Military Band established by the Beiyang Fleet of the New Army in the late Qing Dynasty. After the Wuchang Uprising in the Republic of China, the military government's wartime command established a ceremonial team, which was an affiliated organization of the military band for propaganda purposes; but due to war needs, it was immediately disbanded and put into battle.

President Chiang Kai-shek revived the honor guard in 1957 after a visit to South Korea, when he was greeted with military honors. Upon returning to Taiwan, he immediately instructed the national armed forces to set up a ceremonial team. On September 1, Taiwanese Chief of the General Staff issued Order 317 to formally instructed the Army, Navy and Air Force Commands to establish honor guard units; the Marine Corps corps honor guard was established on November 16 of the same year.


The honor guard is comprised of guard companies from three military branches, and are responsible for the security of the military headquarters. The army, navy and air corps are responsible for ceremonial tasks in northern Taiwan, and the marine corps is responsible for the same tasks in southern Taiwan.

Each honor guard company maintain five platoons throughout the year. Three platoons perform various ceremonial services, one platoon stationed at a specific place, and one platoon to carry out guard training. The Marine Corps is not required to conduct missions in Northern Taiwan, but support missions of the Army, Navy, and Air Force guards when necessary.

To qualify for Honor Guard selection, service members must be between 19 to 36 years old and 176 to 200 cm in height. Flag team members must be over 188 cm in height.


The mission of the ceremonial team is to perform ceremonial duties for various national and military ceremonies, welcome and send off state guests or envoys from friendly countries, and demonstrate national and military etiquette. At the same time, it also serves to demonstrate a well-trained military for national prestige and military morale. Joint or branched assignments are determined according to the needs of each operation.

Before 2018, each Honor Guard of the Republic of China platoons have three squads of 9 enlisted servicemembers each. The new system was implemented in February 1, 2018, when each branch was reduced to a single platoon with three squads, and each squad is made up of 11 enlisted servicemembers. Including officers and other support staff, the 2018 organization reduced Honor Guard numbers from 243 to 163.

The Flag Team of the Honor Guard at the Centennial Celebration of the Republic of China

Main areas areas of responsibility for the Honor Guard are:

  • Presidential Inaugurations: inspection and joint exercises during each presidential and vice-presidential inauguration.
  • State visits: Military salutes and tributes during official visits by heads of states or governments. State visits ceremonies are led by a colonel or another officer of equivalent rank.
  • Diplomatic appointments: When new ambassadors takes office, they will be arranged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be greeted by the President with the Honor Guard at the Presidential Palace.
  • State and Military funeral ceremonial services
  • Spring and Autumn Festival ceremonies
  • National Day of the Republic of China ceremonies
  • Performances
  • Military headquarter ceremonies during official visits
  • Dunmu Fleet: ceremonies for the special training fleet of the Republic of China Navy voyages
  • Guard: Army, Navy, and Air Force honor guard platoons guards following national monuments or historic sites under a 6-month rotation between branches:


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