Guard Duty

  1. 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.
  2. What two types of orders can a guard receive?
    • 1. General orders
    • 2. Special orders
  3. What are you normally responsible for at your guard post?
    Your post and all government property in view.
  4. What is deadly force?
    The power to cause death or severe bodily harm.
  5. What specifies the time for challenging?
    The special orders
  6. Who is responsible for the instruction, discipline and performance of the guards?
    The commander of the guards.
  7. 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.
  8. What are the two words that the countersign consists of?
    Challenge and Password
  9. What is the proper use of deadly force?
    Only the minimum amount of force necessary to make an apprehension
  10. At what position to you hold your rifle while challenging?
    Port arms
  11. What Field Manual covers Guard Duty?
    FM 22-6
  12. What are the two different types of guard mountings?
    • 1. Formal
    • 2. Informal
  13. 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.
  14. What type of guard is normally used to protect a unit in a tactical environment?
    Exterior guard
  15. What is F.O.D.?
    Field Officer of the Day
  16. If you sleep on duty, what could your punishment be?
    Court Martial
  17. What are two types of guard duty?
    • 1. Interior guard
    • 2. Exterior guard
  18. What is the normal length of time for a field officer of the day?
    24 hours
  19. How long will a guard normally stay at his post?
    2 to 4 hours
  20. Who is normally in charge of establishing the special orders for guard posts?
    The Post Commander
  21. Does a guard salute indoors?
  22. 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.
  23. What are three examples of exterior guard?
    • 1. Lookouts
    • 2. Listening posts
    • 3. Outposts
  24. What are the duties of the 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.
  25. 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).
  26. What do special orders define?
    Exactly what a guard must do at a particular post.
  27. 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.
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