Social Functions and Official Dinners

Official luncheons, social functions, and dinners are a very large part of our military heritage, usually given in honor of retirements, promotions, conference attendees, award winners, or professional military training graduations. Many considerations are made when planning for an official dinner to include menu selection, guest lists, dress, sequence, seating, and identifying a host. This section will assist in the many details and proper protocol when attending an official luncheon or dinner.