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Congratulations  to these five inductees into the Trooper’s Hall Of Fame class of 2022!


Scott Puryear

Dana Goelz

Bill Long

Rick Rice

John Aanestad

About Troopers Hall of Fame

The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps Hall of Fame (HOF) annually recognizes individuals for distinguished service in contributing to the health, growth, and advancement of the Troopers as a civic youth organization in support of the Troopers’ mission:


"To provide a youth activity with positive educational experiences that promotes the growth and development of specific life skills consistent with the Trooper Tradition of Excellence"


Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor given by the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps to its former members, administrators, instructional staff, volunteers, and significant supporters.


Nomination, Selection and Induction:


Anyone may nominate an individual or a family to be considered for induction into the Troopers’ Hall of Fame.


The Sabers Circle Troopers Alumni Association Committee (formerly TAAC) selects the final HOF honorees annually from the list of nominees, subject to final approval by the Troopers Board of Directors.


The Troopers inducts the yearly class of HOF inductees at a special ceremony. Often, that event is held in Casper, WY at a time and place determined by the Troopers’ schedule. (Actual location, date, etc., subject to change based on that year’s tour logistics.)  In some years, when influenced by tour or other special activities within the Troopers organization, the induction may be held in other locations. Wherever the ceremony is held, the date and location will be announced when details become available.


Qualifications and Categories:


Nominees shall have completed a minimum of three (3) competitive seasons of service to the Troopers.


The initial general nomination categories shall be:

•  Legacy – contributors up through 1999

•  Contemporary – 2000 to present day


Suggestions for potential honorees may be marching members, administrators, staff, donors, or volunteers. The suggested time of service should be at least 3 years. Individuals who have made a special significant contribution to the mission and ideals of the Troopers – in any capacity – may be nominated without the three-year consideration. Nominations of individuals who may have served in multiple capacities are also highly encouraged.


Nomination Process:


Step 1) Nomination Specifics – submit in writing the following information:

1) Name and contact information for the person making the nomination

2) Nominee’s name(s) and contact information

3) Nominee Category: Legacy or Contemporary

4) Nominee’s years of involvement

5) Describe why you are nominating this person or family

6) Describe in detail the nominee’s contributions/association with Troopers. Be very specific about the nominee’s activities with the Troopers and detailed; detail the nominee’s effective contributions to the Troopers. Include specific projects completed, milestones achieved, and concrete results for the organization. Stories illustrating this individual’s positive impact and testimony from others may also be included.

Step 2)  Letters of Support


Enlist two (2) other individuals to write letters in support of the individual or family being nominated and include both letters of support with the nomination submission.  A minimum of TWO (2) supporting letter are required for any nomination. More be attached if available.


Step 3) Nomination Submission

The deadline to submit nominations may vary slightly but is usually in early spring.

For 2023, the submission deadline is April 1, 2023.

Plans are for the 2023 Induction to be during Finals week near Indianapolis.


Send nominations to:


For further questions, please contact Lee Engle, email address, cell phone 307-263-8042.

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