History of the Escort


When the first Alpha Charter Guild Debutante Ball was held in 1965, escorts were provided by the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. This tradition continued for many years. Other military branches also had the honor of escorting the ACG Debutantes. Southern California Universities such as UCLA, USC, CSUN and Pepperdine provided U.S. Army Cadets as recently as 2009. In 2010, however, the Department of Defense issued a directive prohibiting military personnel from participating in civilian programs such as Debutante Balls.

The Alpha Charter Guild made the decision at that time to select outstanding young men of our community to escort our Debutantes. The change in military rules became very fortuitous for the Guild. In recent years, the escorts to our debutantes have been nothing short of spectacular and have only enhanced the quality of our program.