Army Protocol

Duties of the Protocol Officer

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

Duties of the Protocol Officer include:
  1. Ensure formal invitations to all guests at least four weeks prior to the event.
  2. Establish procedures for taking RSVPs.
  3. Make necessary billeting arrangements.
  4. Make necessary transportation arrangements.
  5. Assist in determining the seating arrangements for the head table.
  6. Brief the escort officers on specific protocol requirements relating to the guests. See section on escort training.
  7. Prior to the event, ensure biographical sketches of guests are distributed to the President, Mister/Madam Vice, and other interested parties.
  8. Ensure a parking plan has been established.
  9. Assist Escort Officers as required.
  10. Advise and assist on flag arrangements.