Twice every year, we open our doors in a special way for those considering ALERT as part of God’s plan for their life. For a prospective ALERT recruit, Red Carpet Day can be the first step on a journey toward a lifetime vocation or full-time Christian service. This special event is also a great opportunity for Christian leaders to observe firsthand the impact of ALERT training. As a Red Carpet guest, you can:

  • Witness the Advancement of an ALERT Basic Training unit, including:
    • Skills demonstration
    • Marching review
    • Advancement ceremony
  • Take a guided tour of ALERT’s 2250-acre campus.
  • Attend an exclusive meet-and-greet with ALERT’s commanding officer, Major Marv Behr.
  • Talk with your own Red Carpet Day host, who will help you find your way to each of the day’s events.
  • Meet ALERT’s training officers at the formal Advancement reception, and get answers to questions about entrance requirements, training aspects, certifications and more.
  • Enjoy the formal Advancement Banquet and hear testimonies from fathers whose sons’ lives have been changed at ALERT.

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ALERT Red Carpet Day Schedule

8:30 – 10:30 AM – Registration: Housing, Name Tags, and Meal Tickets
10:30 AM – Optional Brunch
11:00 AM – ALERT Store Open (Store Hours: 11AM–2PM & 6PM–10PM)
11:15 AM – Red Carpet Meeting
12:45 PM – Skills Demonstration
2:00 PM – Formal Reception
2:30 PM – Marching Review
2:45 PM – Unit 54 Advancement Ceremony
5:00 PM – Commanding Officer’s Formal Dinner

Upcoming Red Carpet Days

  • November 11, 2016
  • May 19, 2017
  • November 10, 2017


Admission to Red Carpet Day is free! If this is your first time at ALERT, you’re invited to attend the Red Carpet meeting, Advancement ceremony and formal dinner as our guest. Optional lodging is available by reservation in our Guest Dorms at $70/night.

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To register, click above or call us at 903-636-2000. Registration for this event will close at 5:00pm CST on Friday, October 28, 2016.