HCOR/HSGMOR

Honorary Colonel of the Regiment (HCOR)

The Honorary Colonel of the Regiment (HCOR) is appointed by the Secretary of the Army. The HCOR is a distinguished retired commissioned officer in the rank of colonel or above with prior service in a unit of the regiment. The appointment is for three years. A second 3-year tour may be granted by the appointing authority. Each regiment will have an HCOR, but only one HCOR will serve in the regiment at any given time. Additionally, no one officer can serve as HCOR for more than one regiment simultaneously. The HCOR oversees other honorary position programs and their maintenance. The duties of a HCOR are ceremonial and do not conflict with the chain of command. Attendance at regimental functions is by invitation and participation is encouraged. The position offers to the regiment the prestige, stature, and experience of the officer appointed as HCOR. The HCOR assists in fostering regimental esprit, traditions, and perpetuation of the history of the regiment. If not already invested as such, HCOR appointees will be appointed as Distinguished Members of the Regiment simultaneously with their appointment as HCOR.

To date,one distinguished retired commissioned officer has been appointed as Honorary Colonel of the 4th Infantry Regiment.

2013-Present: LTC (retired) Frank Stureck – Commander 2nd Battalion (2004-2007)

Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment (HSGMOR)

The Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment (HSGMOR) is appointed by the Secretary of the Army. The HSGMOR is a distinguished retired NCO in the rank of sergeant first class (SFC) or above with prior service in a unit of the regiment. The appointment will be for 3 years. A second 3-year tour may be granted by the appointing authority. Each regiment will have an HSGMOR, but only one will serve in the regiment at any given time. No one HSGMOR serve for more than one regiment simultaneously. The duties of the HSGMOR within the regiment are ceremonial and do not conflict with the chain of command. Attendance at regimental functions is by invitation, and participation is encouraged. The position offers to the regiment the prestige, stature, and experience of the noncommissioned officer appointed as HSGMOR. The HSGMOR will assist the HCOR or HCOC in perpetuating the history of the regiment. HSGMOR appointees will be appointed as Distinguished Members of the Regiment simultaneously with their appointment as HSGMOR.

To date, none distinguished retired noncommissioned officers have been appointed as Honorary Sergeant Major of the 4th Infantry Regiment.

Fourth Infantry Regiment