SSG Graves, many have the misconception that the 'Old Guard' is 'just infantry' and only does 'guard duty at Arlington'. Although their duties at Arlington are important and the most visible one of their missions, they are a fully manned and fully deployable unit. They often deploy in support of contingency operations throughout the world on every continent. I recently had the pleasure of visiting with one of their companies as they trained here at APG for an upcoming deployment to OEF.
I'm actually a little jealous; the Old Guard was my dream assignment when I was enlisted . . . then I found out about the height requirement. A sad day for a short Irishman. LOL