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Tartan Details - USCBP - Office of Field Operations

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "USCBP - Office of Field Operations" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 11648
Designer: Barrett, David & Deidre
Tartan date: 12/12/2011
Registration date: 1 November 2016
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes. This tartan is reserved for use by members of the OFO Pipes and Drums, and other purposes as specified by the Honor Guard Program Manager.
Copyright: United States Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations c/o Jonathan D. McElhaney Honor Guard Commander.


Registration notes: The US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) tartan is based on research performed by the OFO HGPD Commander on the history of CBP Field Operations and its legacy components. The first line of duty death for any of the three agencies occurred on August 3rd, 1808. Two US Customs Service Boatmen, Asa Marsh and Ellis Drake, were both shot and killed on duty in the same incident. The event is commonly referred to as “The Black Snake Affair”. The patterns of lines in the tartan are inspired by tartans associated with the Marsh and Drake family names, yet the tartan remains indigenous to the OFO, by using their current blue uniform as its main colour.
Registrant details: Mr Jonathan Mcelhaney, Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw, Washington, Dc, United States, 20229
ofohonorguard@cbp.dhs.gov
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