The United States Volunteers – America, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with units throughout the country, whose primary mission is to assist in the rendering of Military Funeral Honors. Units also perform community service as Color Guard for Veterans ceremonies.
Recognized by the United States Department of Defense, we are authorized to render Military Funeral Honors.
As a Veterans Service Organization (VSO), we are recognized by the Veterans Administration - Medical Centers Voluntary Services Program as an Honor Guard.
United States Volunteers – America claims its heritage from Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders; the last volunteer cavalry unit to serve. The Rough Riders were officially called the “United States Volunteers” and wore USV as their collar insignia.
Today, USV-A troopers wear a modified US Army uniform with unique insignia, rank and buttons without the Great Seal of the Nation. We are in compliance with AR670-1 Chapter 30 regulations, in accordance with rules as a military association.
Troopers are trained and certified in accordance with AP3 and TACOM regulations. We use only ceremonial rifles adapted for blank ammunition.
All veterans honorably discharged and patriotic individuals over the age of 18 may apply for membership in their local unit USV-A. Training and certifications are provided and the need for dedicated volunteers is great.
Information provided by USV-A National Headquarters