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Duties of the Escort Officer

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

Duties of the escort officer include:
  1. Contact the guest in advance to discuss dress, location, meeting point, and composition of the audience.
  2. f the guests are from out of town, meet them at their initial arrival point and arrange for transportation and accommodations during their stay.
  3. Meet and escort the guest into the lounge.
  4. Brief the guest on the customs, courtesies, and procedures of the dining-in.
  5. Make sure that the guest is properly introduced to the President of the mess, other guests, the guest speaker, and as many of the members of the mess as possible.
  6. Ensure the guest is always in the company of several members of the mess, yet take care that no individual or group monopolizes the guest.
  7. Upon the guest's departure, escort the guest to point of departure and bid farewell on behalf of all members of the mess.
  8. Brief the guest on customs of the mess, such as when to rise during toasts, proper dress, time, place, agenda, physical arrangements of the mess, other guests, and composition of the audience.