|On May 1, 1998, the Acting
Secretary of the Army, Robert M. Walker, signed a memorandum establishing an Army flag for
Senior Executive Service employees. The Army Protocol Office forwarded this policy in an
October 22, 1998, email message to MACOMs and major installations and agencies. The text
of the email message follows:
MEMORANDUM FOR ARMY PROTOCOL OFFICERS
SUBJECT: Senior Executive Service (SES) flag
1. PURPOSE: To inform Army Protocol Officers of the new SES flag
a. A Department of the Army Flag for Senior Executive Service officials was approved 1 May
1998. The flag is authorized for display along with the National Colors. It will also be
incorporated into Army Regulation 840-10, Flags, Guidons, Streamers, Tabards, and
Automobile and Aircraft Plates.
b. The flag should be displayed in flag lines for official ceremonies where the SES is the
host or awardee. Location of the flag in the line is determined by the protocol code of
the SES. Example: If you have a SES protocol code 5 and a one star General Officer, the
SES flag should be located between the installation colors and the one star flag.
c. The memorandum signed by the Acting Secretary of the Army and a picture of the flag are
3. Army Protocol POC's are SGM Akacki and Ms. Jacobs, DSN 227-0692.
ELIZABETH A. WILLIAMSON
Director, Army Protocol"
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