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What are the three general orders?

1. I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved. 2. I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner. 3. I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the Commander of the Relief.


What two types of orders can a guard receive?

1. General orders 2. Special orders


What are you normally responsible for at your guard post?

Your post and all government property in view


What is deadly force?

The power to cause death or severe bodily harm


What specifies the time for challenging?

The special orders


Who is responsible for the instruction, discipline and performance of the guards?

The commander of the guards


How would you challenge people in a vehicle?

You would challenge the same as if on foot but, make one or all of the individuals dismount the vehicle if deemed necessary.


What are the two words that the countersign consists of?

Challenge and Password


What is the proper use of deadly force?

Only the minimum amount of force necessary to make an apprehension


At what position do you hold your rifle while challenging?

Port arms


What Field Manual covers Guard duty?

FM 22-6


What are the two different types of guard mountings?

1.Formal 2.Informal


What is your chain of command as a guard?

1. Commander of the relief 2. Sergeant of the guard 3. Officer of the guard 4. Field officer of the day 5. Commanding officer at the level responsible for the guard mount


What type of guard is normally used to protect a unit in a tactical environment?

Exterior guard


What is F.O.D.?

Field Officer of the Day


If you sleep on duty, what could your punishment be?

Court Martial


What are two types of guard duty?

1.Interior guard 2.Exterior guard


What is the normal length of time for a field officer of the day?

24 hrs


How long will a guard normally stay at his post?

2 to 4 hours


Who is normally in charge of establishing the special orders for guard posts?

The Post Commander


Does a guard salute indoors?



When are guards not required to salute?

No salute is given by a guard who is engaged in a specific duty, the performance of which prevents saluting.


What are three examples of exterior guard?

1.Lookouts 2.Listening posts 3.Outposts


What are the duties of a guard?

They must memorize, understand, and comply with the general orders for guards. In addition, guards must understand and comply with special orders applying to their particular posts, including the use of the countersign and parole word, if they are in effect.


What is a parole word?

The parole (word) is used to check on the countersign when inspecting guards. Any person in time of war who discloses the parole word or countersign to any person not entitled to receive it, shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct(Article 101, Uniform Code of Military Justice).


What do special orders define?

Exactly what a guard must do in a particular post


What is supernumerary?

An extra member of the guard who is used when needed to replace a guard or to perform special duties as prescribed by local directives.