Ceremonial Rifle Program Overview
The Ceremonial Rifle Program is conducted by the Army Donations Program Office in the Integrated Logistics Support Center of the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command at Detroit Arsenal, Michigan. The program is conducted in accordance with Title 10 United States Code §7683 as implemented by Army Regulation 700-131.
The types of organizations authorized to receive ceremonial rifles:
- Law enforcement agencies
- Veterans' service organizations
- National cemeteries
Notes on Authorized Participants
U.S. active military, National Guard, and/or Reserve organizations are not authorized to participate in the U.S. Army Ceremonial Rifle Prorgram. See Army Regulation 71-32 for more information.
Individuals are not authorized to participate in this program.
*The Army does not sell rifles*
CEREMONIAL RIFLE REPORTING
Organizations are required to perform a 100% inventory of all the United States Army owned ceremonial rifles issued to them every 3 years for as long as they retain them. This reporting requirement has historically been fulfilled through the submission of the Ceremonial Rifle Inventory form, which you may still choose to use. Our office, however, has moved toward an online certification process to fulfill this requirement.
An email is automatically sent to the email address your organization has on file with our office. It will come to your inbox, but you should also check your spam and junk mail folders as well. This email will include a link to your organization's assets as well as a 'key code' for you to access it. After you access your assets, you will be able to certify each rifle that is on hand. If there are any discrepancies, missing rifles, replacements required, you will be able to state that as well.
To ensure that your organization receives this automated certification, contact our office to confirm that there is a valid email address on file.