UPPER MARLBORO, MD – The Honor Guard team representing Prince George’s County Department of Corrections received the top honor Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Regional Wreath Laying and Honor Guard Competition in Washington, DC. The Prince George’s County Department of Corrections Honor Guard team had five participating officers: Master Sergeant E. Miller, Sergeant L. Brunson, Master Corporal G. Smith, Corporal S. Yankuba, and Corporal M. Pena.
The Honor Guard Competition judges inspect each routine for precision, uniformity, presentation of colors, and overall appearance. The five member team representing Prince George’s County received the highest score among the six competing agencies; earning Prince George’s the first place award. This is not the first time Prince George’s brought home the highest honor but it is the first for some of the team members who participated in the 2014 event.
The Honor Guard Competition is held annually during National Correctional Employees Week (May 3-9, 2014). This event also includes a wreath laying ceremony honoring officers (across the country) who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Teams throughout the Washington Metropolitan area including Montgomery County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria, and the District of Columbia participated in the annual event which is sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Correctional Chiefs Committee.