The Honor Guard is a special force of elite Green Lanterns who have been chosen for their exemplary service or capabilities to serve full time on Oa. They, partially because Oa is technically in every sector, are not restricted to any one sector and serve as special operatives or troubleshooters for the corps. (One of Guy's assignments was to provide backup for Natu when her partner died). They also serve as commander’s during combat situations, such as during the Spider-Guild Assault. Guy Gardner was promoted to the Honor Guard, as Lantern 1 (Hal Jordan is lantern 2814.1) after his actions during that battle. In addition, after the removal of the Ion Symbiote during the Sinestro Corps War, Kyle Rayner was placed as his partner on the Honor Guard.