Military Ceremonies

Military Ceremonies

The USS Missouri Memorial Association honors the commitment of the men and women who serve or have served our great nation by offering our military ceremonies program. The Battleship Missouri Memorial offers space on the ship at no charge for these listed official ceremonies: Change of Command, Change of responsibility/Post and Relief, Promotion, Commissioning, Reenlistment, and Retirement. The military ceremonies can be held Monday through Friday. The ship is closed to the public on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.

* Additional ceremonial options are available for a fee. Please check out our Private Events page for more information about hosting a Military Ball, Dining In & Dining Out, Hail, or Farewell.

Please click on the Options Below for More Information.

Change of Command

Change of Responsibility/ Post and Relief




To make a reservation, please fill out the Official Military Request Form  We process requests for ceremonies by the order in which the form is received. Requests fulfilled by availability, not guaranteed. If you have any questions or want to turn in the form, please email at or call (808) 455-1600 ext 221.

 **if you use Gmail as your email, please check the SPAM folder for the reply**


By holding your military ceremony on the Battleship Missouri, you are contributing towards sharing the history of this legendary vessel. The USS Missouri Memorial Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization charged with ensuring that the Battleship Missouri continues to stand the test of time as a monument of peace. Every dollar generated from donations goes directly to the operation, maintenance, and preservation of the Battleship Missouri.